First call out for Flint RNLI’s newest helm

Lifeboats News Release

Scott Devine took the helm for his first call out after a member of the public contacted Flint RNLI with concerns about a small vessel and a person seen walking the riverbank near Flint.

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Scott Devine assiting with washdown after first call out

The information was relayed to UK Coastguard who authorised the launch of Flint lifeboat, the lifeboat was taken by road to Connahs Quay where it launched just after 8pm.

Scott, who transferred from Holyhead RNLI to Flint, took the lifeboat with 3 crew and proceeded down river to Flint and made contact with the vessel, where the person on board confirmed he was safe and well and did not require assistance.

UK Coastguard updated and the lifeboat was recovered and returned to Flint by road where it was made ready for service by 10pm.

Report from Carly McCarthy Flint RNLI volunteer press officer, Email Carly_McCarthy@rnli.org.uk

Notes to editors

  • Flint RNLI lifeboat station was established 1966. To learn more about the lifeboat station go to www.rnli.org.uk/flint
  • Since 1966 Flint Lifeboat has launch over 700 times, saved 100 lives, and rescued a further 148 people.

  • Flint lifeboat and its volunteers responded to 14 calls in 2018

  • Potential lifeboat crew and fundraising volunteers, contact Alan Forrester on 07785593247

RNLI media contacts

Danielle Rush, RNLI Media Relations Manager in Wales on 01745585162 or 07786668829 or RNLI Press Office 01202336789.


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Flint lifeboat launching at Connahs Quay

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