St Bees RNLI in search for missing teenager.
St Bees RNLI volunteers paged to assist in a shoreline search.
St Bees RNLI volunteers were called at 1:40pm 21 May to assist Cumbria police, Maryport Coastguard, Whitehaven Coastguard and the coastguard helicopter Rescue 199 in the search for a missing teenager. While St Bees lifeboat was carrying out a shoreline search the teenager was found inland by Cumbria Police.
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.