RNLI Aldeburgh lifeboat launched to search for a missing person
RNLI Aldeburgh inshore lifeboat (ILB), the Susan Scott, was launched on Wednesday 6 November, at approximately 3.25pm, following a Coastguard request, to assist in the search for a missing person in the River Alde area.
RNLI Aldeburgh ILB was tasked by the Coastguard to launch, following a report of a missing person last seen in the Orford Quay area, heading north along the river wall path.
The lifeboat crew searched the river banks, liaising with the local coastguard teams onshore. After approximately half an hour, the casualty was found safe and well, so the ILB was stood down and returned to station.
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