RNLI Aldeburgh lifeboat launched to a report of a person drifting in the water

Lifeboats News Release

RNLI Aldeburgh inshore lifeboat (ILB), the ‘Susan Scott’, was launched on Monday 24 August, at approximately 1.30pm, following a Coastguard request, to search for a person drifting in the water, north of Aldeburgh.

RNLI Aldeburgh ILB was tasked by the Coastguard to launch, following a report of a person in the sea off Sizewell, drifting towards Thorpeness.

Once on scene, the lifeboat crew, while liaising with the local Coastguard team, proceeded to search the area. After a thorough search, it was concluded that the initial informant had seen buoys in the area, so was seen as a false alarm with good intent.

Once this was confirmed with the Coastguard, the ILB was stood down and returned to station.

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  • Caron Hill, Aldeburgh RNLI Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer, 07837 263210/ chillpress@hotmail.co.uk

  • Clare Hopps, RNLI Regional Media Officer (North and East) 01642 790636 / 07824518641/ clare_hopps@rnli.org.uk

  • Jim Rice, RNLI Regional Media Manager (North and East), 07810658072/ jim_rice@rnli.org.uk

or contact the RNLI Press Office on 01202 336789.


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