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Staithes and Runswick RNLI join in successful search for a missing man

Lifeboats News Release

Staithes and Runswick RNLI volunteers joined in a successful land and sea search for a vulnerable missing man on Tuesday 18 October.

The man, from near Guisborough, had walked out of Staithes Surgery where he had been taken by an off-duty Coastguard officer.

Amid fears for his safety, a multi-agency search was launched involving the RNLI, a Search and Rescue helicopter and a Mountain rescue team.

The Staithes lifeboat searched the coastline for two hours when the news came through that the man had been safely located in Staithes car park.

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