Kilkeel RNLI launched to assist in search for missing person
Kilkeel RNLI launched at 5am this morning, (20 April 2019), to assist in the search for a missing person.
After an extensive search in good conditions in the Warrenpoint area of Carlingford Lough there was nothing to report. The PSNI, Greenore Coast Guard, Newcastle coastguard and Newcastle coastguard made an extensive search of the harbour, surrounding areas and the shorelines of Carlingford Lough and with no sightings teams were stood down.
The Kilkeel RNLI volunteer crew returned to the boathouse at 7.30am and the boat made ready for the next call.
Speaking afterwards Kilkeel RNLI helm Gary Young said that ‘this was yet another example of the RNLI working in close partnership with other emergency services and also demonstrates the value of practicing for such events.’
RNLI media contacts
For more information please telephone Leslie Campbell, Kilkeel RNLI volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer on 07798552013 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Nuala McAloon, Regional Media Officer on 00353 876483547 or Nuala_McAloon@rnli.org.uk or Niamh Stephenson, Regional Media Manager on 00353 871254124 or Niamh_Stephenson@rnli.org.uk
Key facts about the RNLI
The RNLI charity saves lives at sea. Its volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service around the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland coasts. The RNLI operates over 238 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and, in a normal year, more than 240 lifeguard units on beaches around the UK and Channel Islands. The RNLI is independent of Coastguard and government and depends on voluntary donations and legacies to maintain its rescue service. Since the RNLI was founded in 1824, its lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved over 142,700 lives.