RNLI volunteer crews at Minehead locate missing woman

Lifeboats News Release

A woman reported missing by friends has been found safe after a search by both Minehead lifeboats this afternoon.


The D class at Minehead (Archive)

The station’s Atlantic 85 and D class boats were launched to check the shoreline both sides of the station after the alarm was raised.

Within minutes the woman had been discovered on Minehead beach, safe though in an unresponsive state.

The D class crew went ashore and administered oxygen before the casualty was handed over to ambulance personnel.

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