RNLI lifesavers were asked to investigate an object seeing falling from the sky.

On Thursday, June 4 the volunteer crew of Beaumaris Lifeboat were requested to search for an object seeing falling from the sky towards Laven sands on the Menai Strait.

Lifeboat Annette Mary Liddington launched at 5.45pm and proceeded to the area.

The Mobile Coastguard Rescue Teams, from both Bangor and Penmon together with the Coastguard Rescue Helicopter, had also been tasked and a police helicopter joined in the search.

Initially, it was believed the object might have been a paraglider in distress. The Bangor Mobile Rescue Team went to Gypsy Corner on the mainland whilst the Penmon team met the informant by Friars Bay on the Anglesey side of the Menai Strait.

The lifeboat conducted a search from the sea and located some tied together balloons.

It was believed that these are what the informant had seen falling.

Once this had been confirmed, the UK Coastguard instructed the lifeboat to return to the lifeboat station.

The inshore lifeboat with her volunteer crew returned to her station at Beaumaris the lifeboat but as the crew then had to undertake a thorough clean of the vessel and equipment due to the Coronavirus pandemic, they did not leave the lifeboat station until after 7.45pm.

Chris Cousens, Water Safety Lead for the RNLI in Wales said: "We urge the Welsh public to remember the following safety advice: Stay in familiar surroundings and follow the Welsh Government advice.

"Do not put yourself, your family and emergency services at risk by taking risks or assuming it ‘won’t happen to you’.

"If you do see someone at risk call 999 and ask for the Coastguard."