RNLI New Brighton lifeboat volunteers tasked to person in the water at Formby

Lifeboats News Release

Pagers sounded at 10.47pm on 21 August 2018 as RNLI crew were tasked by UK Coastguard to a person in the water out from Lifeboat Road at Formby beach.

RNLI lifeboat crew were stood down as they approached the scene after Merseyside Police recovered the individual from the water and into their custody.

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