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Lifeboats News Release

Stonehaven RNLI were paged by HM Coastguard to a report of red flare seen of Stonehaven.

The volunteer crew were tasked by HM Coastguard to a report of a red flares seen Of Cowie. The Atlantic 85 'Jamie Hunter' launched with 4 crew on board and make their way to Cowie to search the area. They searched from Cowie to Muchalls. Nothing was found and they were stood down by the Coastguard. They returned to the station where the boat was cleaned, refuelled and made ready for service again.

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