Early morning shout for Berwick-upon-Tweed RNLI

Lifeboats News Release

The volunteer crew attended an early morning shout after HM Coastguard requested the launch of the inshore lifeboat on Sunday 14 June at 5.19am to look for a missing person at Fisherman's Haven, Greenes Harbour.

RNLI/Hazel Bettison

Early Morning Call

This was the second call out in a week. The weather was overcast and misty with a slight drizzle and moderate visibility.

On arrival Helmsman Michael Percy, crew Steven Percy and Robbie Skelly, initially carried out a shoreline search from Greenes Harbour working South towards the Coastguard Lookout Tower.

The crew then made the decision to search further North up into Murphey’s beach, where they then located the missing person, on the rocks near the shelter on Murphey’s beach.

Helmsman Michael Percy said, ‘The person was found safe and well, then handed over to Northumbria Police and HM Coastguard. After establishing there were no other persons involved, we stood down and returned back to the lifeboat station, where the boat was washed down and made ready for service.’

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For more information please telephone Hazel Bettison, Berwick RNLI Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer on 07944 757578 or Brian Cowan, Berwick RNLI Lifeboat Operations Manager, on 07962 003238.

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