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St Bees RNLI in search for missing teenager.

Lifeboats News Release

St Bees RNLI volunteers paged to assist in a shoreline search.

Carrying out a shoreline search for a missing teenager

RNLI/Colin Wadey

Carrying out 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.

Approaching the lifeboat recovery tractor.

RNLI/Colin Wadey

Returning to the lifeboat station.

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