Two launches for Looe RNLI in a multi agency search for a missing person
Early yesterday morning, Wednesday 27 June 2018, volunteer crews from Looe RNLI assisted with a multi agency search for a missing person, by conducting two searches along the Looe riverbanks
At 1.12 am yesterday morning Looe RNLI volunteers were paged and requested to assist with a multi agency search for a missing person. Our volunteer crew launched the charity’s D Class inshore lifeboat Ollie Naismith and conducted a search along the riverbanks. Finding nothing the volunteer crew were stood down and the inshore lifeboat returned to the lifeboat station around 5am. At 8.35am our volunteers crews were requested to launch for a second time to search the West Looe river. Our volunteer crews launched the Ollie Naismith inshore lifeboat and made their way to Watergate. Again finding nothing the crew were stood down and the lifeboat returned to the lifeboat station on a falling tide around 10am.
The D Class inshore lifeboat was refuelled and washed down ready for service
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