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Two launches for Looe RNLI in a multi agency search for a missing person

Lifeboats News Release

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

Stock Image Looe RNLI’s D Class inshore lifeboat Ollie Naismith

RNLI/Ian Foster

Stock Image Looe RNLI’s D Class inshore lifeboat Ollie Naismith
Finding nothing, the inshore lifeboat was stood down on both occasions and crews returned to the lifeboat station

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


Notes to editors

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· Stock Image Looe RNLI’s D Class inshore lifeboat Ollie Naismith
Photo credit RNLI / Ian Foster

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The Royal National Lifeboat Institution is the charity that saves lives at sea. Our volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service in the United Kingdom and Ireland from 238 lifeboat stations, including four along the River Thames and inland lifeboat stations at Loch Ness, Lough Derg, Enniskillen, Carrybridge and Lough Ree. Additionally the RNLI has more than 1,000 lifeguards on over 240 beaches around the UK and operates a specialist flood rescue team, which can respond anywhere across the UK and Ireland when inland flooding puts lives at risk.

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