New Quay all-weather lifeboat in multi agency search

Lifeboats News Release

New Quay RNLI's all-weather lifeboat was tasked at 3.30am on Tuesday 28 August to search for missing male.

RNLI/Dylan Price

New Quay all-weather lifeboat returning to the station

The Frank and Lena Clifford of Stourbridge Mersey class lifeboat was launched at 3.50am to assist the police and HM coastguard in the search for a missing male in his 30s from the Llanon area.

The New Quay lifeboat started their shoreline search from Aberarth towards Llanon while Aberystwyth RNLI searched from Aberystwyth to the south.

Dan Potter, New Quay RNLI Coxswain said,

The team used night vision equipment with searchlights and flares to illuminate the sea and coastline. We liaised with the coastguard to ensure that the whole area was searched thoroughly.

“After two hours of searching the lifeboat was stood down as the casualty was found safe and well ashore which was a great outcome.”

The all-weather lifeboat returned to New Quay and was rehoused and the crew returned home by 7.00am.

RNLI/Huw Williams

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