Troon RNLI launches to assist in missing person search
At 12.51pm on Monday 10 February 2020 Troon RNLI all-weather was requested to launch by Belfast Coastguard after reports of a missing person at Newton Shore, Ayr.
As the lifeboat arrived on scene to commence a search information came through from Belfast Coastguard that the missing person had been located away from the coast unaware that they had been reported missing so the lifeboat could return to station.
With this information, the all-weather lifeboat returned to Troon where it was made 'Ready for Service' with the assistance of the shore crew.
Martin Macnamara, RNLI Regional Media Officer for Scotland, 01738 642986, 07920 365929, email@example.com
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