Seahouses RNLI in search for female in water
At 4.48pm on Sunday 9th July 2017, UK Coastguard requested the immediate launch of Seahouses Inshore Lifeboat, to the report of a female entering the water fully clothed from Seahouses Beach.
The Inshore Lifeboat was quickly launched and on scene within minutes of the call, by which time the female had left the water and made her way back into the sand dunes. Local Coastguard Rescue Teams from Seahouses and local police officers also attended, but were unable to locate the female. After an extensive search, all personnel were stood down.
The Lifeboat then returned to station, and was washed down, refuelled and ready for service at 6.45pm.
Key facts about the RNLI
The RNLI charity saves lives at sea. Its volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service around the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland coasts. The RNLI operates over 238 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and more than 240 lifeguard units on beaches around the UK and Channel Islands. The RNLI is independent of Coastguard and government and depends on voluntary donations and legacies to maintain its rescue service. Since the RNLI was founded in 1824, its lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved over 142,700 lives.