Both St Davids RNLI lifeboats launch to reports of a red flare

Lifeboats News Release

At 10.10pm on Monday (August 15) both St Davids RNLI all-weather and inshore lifeboats launched on service, following a report by a member of the public to a possible sighting of a red flare on the south side of Ramsey island

Both lifeboats with their volunteer crews carried out a thorough search in Ramsey sound, and around the island using their radar, search lights and night vision binoculars.

Also tasked were St Davids coastguard team, after completing the search lifeboats and coastguards were stood down with the lifeboats back at station at 11.15pm.

The incident was classed as a false alarm with good intent.

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For more information contact Jim Phillips, St Davids Lifeboat Press Officer on 07791 121039. Alternitavely contact Eleri Roberts, RNLI Public Relations Manager on 01745 585162 / 07771 941390 or email




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