Missing man results in coastline search by Fishguard RNLI

Lifeboats News Release

Fishguard RNLI's all-weather lifeboat launched on Saturday 6 October to conduct a coastline search between Strumble Head and Dinas Head after a young man was reported missing since Thursday evening 4 October.

The lifeboat with a full volunteer crew launched shortly after 2pm into very rough seas and a strong N.E. wind and headed for Strumble Head. The lifeboat was later joined by a UK SAR helicopter from St.Athan to enhance the search and after the coastline had been thoroughly checked without result both the lifeboat and helicopter were stood down with the lifeboat returning to base at 4.30pm.
The following morning, Sunday 7 October, the inshore lifeboat with three crew launched at 9.20am after being tasked to recover clothing reported as being seen on the coastline rocks at Pen Anglas and believed to belong to the person who had been reported as missing but who had been found alive the previous evening. After a thorough search of the area in much calmer conditions the lifeboat returned to base at 9.40am after nothing was found.

Media contact: Peter Kedward Fishguard RNLI Press Officer on 01348 872359 or 07813180062

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