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RNLI Lifeboat crew respond to Red Flare.

Lifeboats News Release

Flint RNLI lifeboat launched at 1.30am following a request from Holyhead Coastguard who had received a report of a red flare sighting in the Flint/Neston area.

Volunteers from Flint RNLI launched from Connahs Quay at 1.30am and carried out a thorough search of the River Dee from Connahs Quay to Greenfield, following a report of a red flare sighting. Two white illuminating para flares were fired, without response, Holyhead Coastguard were satisfied with the search result and requested the lifeboat to stand down.
 
The lifeboat was recovered at Greenfield at 2.30am, returned to Flint where the crew made the boat ready for service at 3.30am
 
Photo: Lifeboat search in progress
 
 
Notes to editors
• Flint lifeboat station has been operating since 1966. To learn more about the lifeboat station go to www.rnli.org.uk/flint  
• Flint lifeboat and its volunteer crew have responded to 16 calls to date in 2015 and saved four lives, and assisted seven others.
• Flint lifeboat and its volunteer crew have responded to 9 calls and saved 1 life to date in 2016
• Potential lifeboat volunteers, and enquiries regarding the appeal contact Alan Forrester on 07785593247
• Flint RNLI celebrated its 50th anniversary in May 2016 

 
RNLI media contacts
Richard Polden, Flint RNLI Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer on 01352711185 or 07496770596 or Eleri Roberts, RNLI Media Relations Manager in Wales on 01745 585162 or 0778666882907771 941390 or RNLI Press Office 01202336789.

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