Aldeburgh RNLI lifeboat called to rescue car passengers in river
Aldeburgh's inshore lifeboat, ‘Christine,’ was launched at 3.35pm on Thursday 4 August after reports of a car in the river at Snape.
The Aldeburgh ILB was launched in the River Alde, at the request of Humber Coastguard, to a report of a car having gone into the river at Snape.
Once the ILB was launched it was soon stood down, after it was ascertained that this was not the case and other emergency services were dealing with the situation.
Aldeburgh ILB returned to station, via the river, at 4pm.
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