Douglas RNLI lifeboat launched to assist in search for missing car

Lifeboats News Release

Douglas RNLI lifeboat was launched today (29 November) at 11.10pm at the request of the Coastguard to assist in a search for a missing car.

Douglas all-weather lifeboat Marine Engineer returning to station

RNLI/Mike Howland

Douglas all-weather lifeboat Marine Engineer returning to station
The Coastguard asked if the lifeboat could conduct a search from Douglas Head as far south as Port Soderick as it was feared that the missing car may have gone over the edge of the Marine Drive.

In a strong wind and rough sea the RNLI all-weather lifeboat Marine Engineer was launched under the command of volunteer Coxswain Neal Corran to assist the Coastguards who were already on the Marine Drive.

At 11.28pm the Coastguard advised that the car had been located elsewhere at which time the lifeboat was stood down to return to station to be re-housed and made ready again for service.

Notes to editors
Caption for attached photo: Douglas all-weather lifeboat Marine Engineer returning to station. Credit: RNLI/Michael Howland

RNLI media contacts
For more information please contact Mike Howland, Douglas RNLI Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer on 07624496029, email mike.howland@manx.net or contact Nuala McAloon RNLI Regional Media Officer Ireland on 00353876483547 or email Nuala_McAloon@rnli.org.uk or Niamh Stephenson RNLI Regional Media Manager Ireland on 00353871254124 or Niamh_Stephenson@rnli.org.uk


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