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11/01/2018 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 11/01/2018 13:52

Beaumaris lifeboat launched to investigate a report of a person stuck in sand.

A page was sent to the volunteer crew members of the R N LI Beaumaris lifeboat at 11.22 am from the U.K Coastguard, requesting them to launch and search the coastline in the vicinity of Menai Bridge for a female reported as being stuck in the sand.

At 11.30 am the Beaumaris lifeboat Annette Mary Liddington launched on service so as to assist in a search involving north Wales police together with the Bangor and Penmon Mobile Coastguard Rescue Team and the Coast Guard Mud Rescue Team.

Following an intensive search on no one was seen on the sand, however north Wales police did locate a woman in the woods nearby.

As a result of this the U.K. Coastguard instructed the lifeboat to return to station.

The lifeboat was recovered at Beaumaris at 12.20 pm being washed down, refuelled and prepared for her next service call this being achieved by 12.50 pm.

Key facts about the RNLI

The Royal National Lifeboat Institution is the charity that saves lives at sea. Our volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service in the United Kingdom and Ireland from 238 lifeboat stations, including four along the River Thames and inland lifeboat stations at Loch Ness, Lough Derg, Enniskillen and Lough Ree. Additionally the RNLI has more than 1,000 lifeguards on over 240 beaches around the UK and operates a specialist flood rescue team, which can respond anywhere across the UK and Ireland when inland flooding puts lives at risk.

The RNLI relies on public donations and legacies to maintain its rescue service. As a charity it is separate from, but works alongside, government-controlled and funded coastguard services. Since the RNLI was founded in 1824 our lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved at least 140,000 lives. Volunteers make up 95% of the charity, including 4,600 volunteer lifeboat crew members and 3,000 volunteer shore crew. Additionally, tens of thousands of other dedicated volunteers raise funds and awareness, give safety advice, and help in our museums, shops and offices.

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The RNLI is a charity registered in England and Wales (209603) and Scotland (SC037736). Charity number 20003326 in the Republic of Ireland