Dunbar Inshore Lifeboat Launched in Search for Missing Youth
Dunbar's lifeboat volunteers joined police and coastguard teams on Tuesday night (May 15) in a search for a missing youth reported to be in a distressed state.
UK Coastguard called for the lifeboat at 11.18pm to assist shore-based teams from Dunbar and North Berwick. The inshore (ILB) D-class Jimmy Miff launched shortly afterwards.
The teenager had been reported heading towards the harbour area by witnesses concerned for his well-being.
The ILB crew conducted a search of the harbour area, then headed east to Dunbar Golf Course, before continuing west to Long Craigs. There was no sign of a person matching the youth's description and UK Coastguard stood down the lifeboat and shore teams shortly after 1am on Wednesday.
Police continued their inquiries and were later understood to have located the individual.
Key facts about the RNLI
The RNLI charity saves lives at sea. Its volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service around the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland coasts. The RNLI operates over 238 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and, in a normal year, more than 240 lifeguard units on beaches around the UK and Channel Islands. The RNLI is independent of Coastguard and government and depends on voluntary donations and legacies to maintain its rescue service. Since the RNLI was founded in 1824, its lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved over 142,700 lives.