Douglas RNLI lifeboat launched to assist in search for a missing person

Lifeboats News Release

Douglas RNLI lifeboat crew volunteers were paged today (11 December) at 11.15pm at the request of the Coastguard to assist in a search for a missing person.

Douglas all-weather lifeboat Marine Engineer returning to station

RNLI/Mike Howland

Douglas all-weather lifeboat Marine Engineer returning to station
The RNLI all-weather lifeboat Marine Engineer was launched into heavy rain but with a calm sea and the volunteer crew tasked with making a search of the Marine Drive from Douglas Head lighthouse to Port Soderick.

It was while making a shoreline search using the lifeboat’s searchlights they were advised by Douglas Coastguard at 11.45pm they could stand down and return to station as the missing person had been located.

On a falling tide the volunteer shore crew made short work of recovering the lifeboat into the boathouse where it was washed down, refuelled and made ready again for service.

Notes to editors
Caption for attached photo: Douglas all-weather lifeboat Marine Engineer returning to station. Credit: RNLI/Michael Howland

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