Arbroath lifeboats launch to assist missing person search

Lifeboats News Release

Arbroath’s RNLI lifeboats were launched last night (3 April) to assist following reports of a missing person.

RNLI/Sam Clow

Arbroath RNLI lifeboats on night launch
The request for assistance was received from HM Coastguard just before 10pm and both lifeboats were launched in challenging conditions and limited visibility.

A brief search was carried out along the southern end of the local cliffs before the volunteer crews were stood down when the missing person was located.

Last night’s launch follows a search on Saturday morning (30 March) when the crew were also tasked following reports of a missing person.

Thankfully Saturday’s search also had a positive outcome when the missing person was located safe and well and the lifeboat crews were stood down before continuing with a scheduled training exercise.

These launches continue a busy spell for the crew at Arbroath RNLI, with four shouts in seven days.

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