Red flare leads to an immediate launch for Largs Volunteers

Lifeboats News Release

Red Flare reported, nothing found.

Largs Lifeboat

RNLI/Alasdair Woods

On the evening of Friday 08/11/19 Largs RNLI lifeboat volunteers responded to a report of a red flare in an area close to Toward Point.
Largs lifeboat searched the area, as a shore based coastguard rescue team searched the shoreline, two other vessels, having responded to a Pan Pan broadcast made by the coastguard joined in the search.
After an extensive search of the area nothing was found and all units were stood down pending further investigation.
The lifeboat returned to station at 7.30pm. to be made ready for her next service.

Sunday 10/11/19 Armistice Day
Largs lifeboat was again launched and sailed to an area directly opposite the local war memorial, allowing crew members to go ashore and lay a wreath on behalf of our local RNLI , in addition, a number of crew members attended the remembrance service being held there.

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