Douglas RNLI lifeboat launched to assist in search for missing person
Douglas RNLI lifeboat was launched today (17 October) at 11.35am at the request of the Coastguard following a person being reported as missing.
While searching their assigned area advice was received at 12.17pm that the person reported missing had been found safe and well at which point the lifeboat volunteer crew were stood down to return to station where the lifeboat was re-housed, washed down, refuelled and was ready again for service at 1.50pm.
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Caption for one attached photo: Douglas lifeboat Sir William Hillary searching in heavy seas off the Marine Drive. Credit: RNLI/Michael Howland
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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.