Berwick-upon-Tweed RNLI help other emergency services in search

Lifeboats News Release

Both Berwick RNLI's inshore and all-weather lifeboats were launched today at 11.00am.

The UK Coastguard asked Berwick RNLI to assist in a search along with Northumbria Police and Ambulance service for a missing person.

After a long and extensive search, the body of a casualty was located and recovered to an awaiting ambulance.

Both lifeboats returned to station at 4.00pm and were made ready for service.

RNLI Helmsman John Campbell said: 'Many thanks to Berwick UK Coastguard for extracting our inshore lifeboat crew up the cliffs, due to deteriorating sea conditions. Our thoughts are with the casualties family.'

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