Aberystwyth RNLI volunteers in night time search for missing person
The volunteer RNLI crew from Aberystwyth were launched just before midnight to assist in the search of a missing person.
The RNLI lifeboat Spirit of Friendship was asked to assist the police with a missing person in the Constitution hill area on Thursday (7 April) at 11.50pm.
The lifeboat crew launched into darkness and were soon on scene at the search area. The local volunteer Coastguard were alson on scene.
Using night vision equipment the lifeboat crew were able to locate the casualty on the cliffs. The lifeboat then stayed in the area until the casualty was safely walked off the cliffs with the police.
For further information please contact Aberystwyth RNLI Lifeboat Press Officer Paul McCann 07787 785614.
Key facts about the RNLI
The RNLI charity saves lives at sea. Its volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service around the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland coasts. The RNLI operates over 238 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and, in a normal year, more than 240 lifeguard units on beaches around the UK and Channel Islands. The RNLI is independent of Coastguard and government and depends on voluntary donations and legacies to maintain its rescue service. Since the RNLI was founded in 1824, its lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved over 142,700 lives.