Fleetwood RNLI in search for missing person

Lifeboats News Release

Following a call by UK Coastguard at Holyhead, Fleetwood RNLI launched both in-shore and all-weather lifeboats, in a search for a missing person.

The Fleetwood RNLI in-shore lifeboat setting off from the lifeboat station with UKSAR 936 search helicopter above

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Fleetwood's in-shore lifeboat with UKSAR 936 search helicopter

They were joined not only by local Coastguard teams from Fleetwood and Knott End, but UKSAR 936 Coastguard helicopter, as the banks of the River Wyre were extensively searched.

The missing person was eventually found by police inland and the search was stood down.

Fleetwood RNLI Coxswain, Tony Cowell said, ‘This was a serious incident, but with a good multi-agency search which came to a positive conclusion. We were happy to help our local Coastguard colleagues.'

Both Fleetwood RNLI in-shore and all-waether lifeboats setting off from the lifeboat station with UKSAR 936 search helicopter above.

RNLI/Angie Sanderson

Fleetwood RNLI lifeboats with UKSAR936

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