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LIFEBOAT LAUNCHES TO MISSING PERSON REPORT


rnlibembridgeBembridge RNLI was tasked to assist in the search for a missing person in the early hours of this morning (Saturday).

Initially, Solent Coastguard requested the launch of the Inshore Lifeboat from Bembridge, however due to the lumpy conditions on the inshore slipway, the request was changed to the launch of the All Weather Lifeboat.

hmcoastguardvehiclestocksolentventnorThe volunteer crew finally launched the vessel at 02:10 to assist the Bembridge Coastguard Rescue Team with the search of the inner Mill Pond in Bembridge Harbour – using the on-board Y boat – following reports of a possible missing person.

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After an extensive search, no one was found and the ALB was successfully recovered to station using breasting lines at 03:25.

 

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