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Scarborough RNLI in multi-agency search

Lifeboats News Release

Scarborough RNLI’s inshore lifeboat spent over three hours in a multi-agency search for a missing person today (Wed 26 May).

Scarborough RNLI’s inshore lifeboat (archive image)

RNLI/Dave Barry

Scarborough RNLI’s inshore lifeboat (archive image)

Tasked by the coastguard, the rescue vessel conducted a shoreline search between Scalby Mills and Cloughton Wyke, covering the same area twice.

One of the charity's three volunteer crew members spotted the missing person and alerted the other agencies taking part in the search, who included the coastguards and the police. A helicopter was involved.

The lifeboat launched at about 5.20pm and was rehoused and ready for service by about 8.30pm.

* For details, ring Scarborough RNLI press officer Dave Barry on 07890 322992

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