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Arbroath lifeboats attend cliff incident

Lifeboats News Release

Both Arbroath lifeboats were launched last night (17th August) to attend an incident at the town’s cliffs.

The matter was soon brought under control when the casualty was taken into the care of Police Scotland officers and the lifeboats stood down, returning to station at approximately 12.30am.

Note to editor – The RNLI have no further information on this incident.

RNLI media contacts:

Rod McLean, Arbroath volunteer lifeboat press officer, 07850 255360, email roderick.mclean@breedonaggregates.com

Richard Smith, RNLI Public Relations Manager for Scotland, 07786 668903, email Richard_Smith2@rnli.org.uk

Henry Weaver, RNLI Press Officer for Scotland, 07771 943026, email henry_weaver@rnli.org.uk

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