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Aberystwyth RNLI in early hours search for missing person

Lifeboats News Release

The volunteer RNLI crew from Aberystwyth were launched into darkness to search for a missing person in the early hours of Tuesday (3 May).

The RNLI lifeboat Spirit of Friendship assisted the police searching for a missing person in the Constitution Hill area at 2.32am.

The lifeboat crew were soon on scene at the search area around Constitution Hill, where they joined by the local volunteer Coastguard and Dyfed-Powys Police teams.
The casualty was quickly located by the police on the cliffs.  The lifeboat stayed in the area until they had been safely walked off the cliffs by the police.

The lifeboat crew returned to the station at 3.10am, where the boat was cleaned and rehoused, before the crew members went back to their beds for a few hours sleep before work the next day.

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For further information please contact Aberystwyth RNLI Lifeboat Press Officer Paul McCann 07787 785614.

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