St Bees RNLI launched to person in the sea.

Lifeboats News Release

St Bees RNLI volunteers were paged by Belfast Coastguard at 9:46pm on Wednesday 24 July to go to the aid of a person in the sea off Whitehaven Harbour.

Preparing to launch.

RNLI/Colin Wadey

Preparing to launch.

The lifeboat was launched and made its way to Whitehaven as they approached the harbour the casualty was seen being helped safely ashore. After confirming that everyone involved was safe and well the volunteer crew returned to the lifeboat station where the lifeboat was refuelled and washed down ready for the next shout.

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