Burry Port RNLI lifeboat volunteers in search for missing person

Lifeboats News Release

Volunteers at Burry Port RNLI were called to action at 10.45am yesterday morning (Tuesday 13 December) following reports from Milford Haven Coastguard that a person was missing and had last been seen before midnight on the 12 December.

The charity's D-class lifeboat Diane Hilary was speedily launched by Helm Rob Davies and crew members Lee Fox and Osian Bowen to complete a shoreline search from Burry Port Harbour toward Cefn Sidan in Pembrey.

Working alongside coastguard teams from Burry Port, Loughor and Llansteffan and the Dyfed Powys Police, all agencies exhausted all avenues in the hope of finding the person safe and well.

At 11.09am reports came in from Milford Haven Coastguard that the missing person had been located at an address ashore and all agencies could stand down and the lifeboats could return to station.

With a low tide and in thick fog the volunteer lifeboat crew showed great skill and team working in the multi-agency search.

Media contacts:

For more information contact Paul Stewart, Burry Port RNLI Deputy Lifeboat Press Officer, on on paul_stewart@rnli.org.uk or Chris Cousens, RNLI Press Officer, Wales and West, on 07748 265496 or 01745 585162 or by email on chris_cousens@rnli.org.uk.

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