Ryde Inshore Rescue’s new Ryde Rescue 1 lifeboat was in action on the Solent tonight (Wednesday) as part of an investigatory search.
Solent Coastguard requested the launch of the independent lifeboat at around 21:40 following the sighting of an unusual red flashing light to the west of Ryde Pier.
Volunteer crew members quickly mustered and were soon out on the water, where red lights were located floating in the sea.
Happy that no persons or vessels were in danger, the lifeboat was stood down and returned to station within an hour of being launched.
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