RNLI New Brighton tasked to aid search at Crosby

Lifeboats News Release

RNLI volunteer crew were called out at 3.15am on 6 August 2018 to help search for a person in or near the water at the north end of Crosby beach.

In darkness, lifeboat and trailer lit up in water in front of a back drop of Liverpool port

RNLI/Adam Gilbertson

RNLI New Brighton lifeboat launching to search for female at Crosby beach

At 5.06am, the person was reported to have been located safe and well. The RNLI lifeboat volunteers were stood down.

The RNLI lifeboat and crew were back at the boathouse by 5.20am.

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