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Blyth RNLI assist search for possible missing person

Lifeboats News Release

Volunteer crew from Blyth RNLI were required to assist UK Coastguard in a search for a possible missing person in the North Sea

On the 8 March 2018 the volunteer crew from Blyth RNLI were paged and the Atlantic 75 was launched at 3.10pm to reports of a possible missing person from the DFDS ferry and were given an area by UK Coastguard to search.

The crew carried out an extensive search of the given area, and nothing was found and were stood down and returned to Station at 6.25pm and the was boat made ready for service.

The crew were again paged at 00.49 on the 9 March 2018 for a separate incident to assist emergency services to reports of a person on the West Pier at Blyth.

Both the inshore lifeboats were launched and were shortly on scene after being instructed to position themselves south of the Harbour Master's Office in the River Blyth.

Upon receiving communication from Northumbria Police at 1.08am that the individual concerned had been successfully taken into care and with confirmation received from UK Coastguard, both lifeboats were stood down and made ready for service.


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