Helensburgh RNLI Lifeboat launched to report of Person in Water – Port Glasgow

Lifeboats News Release

At 1634 hours on Wednesday 4th May, 2016 Belfast Coastguard requested Helensburgh RNLI Lifeboat to launch as they had received a report from the Police that there was a male standing in the water close to Newark Castle.

Before the lifeboat arrived on scene, however, the crew was asked to stand down as the man was now out of the water and talking to the Police.  Apparently he had been mussel picking
and required no assistance!  
The lifeboat was back on station again at 1727 hours.

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