Douglas RNLI lifeboat launched to assist in search for a missing person

Lifeboats News Release

Douglas RNLI lifeboat crew volunteers were paged today (16 November) at 12.20am at the request of Douglas Coastguard to assist in a search for a missing person.

Douglas all-weather lifeboat Marine Engineer leaving station

RNLI/Mike Howland

Douglas all-weather lifeboat Marine Engineer leaving station
In westerly force 6 to 7 winds and a rough sea the RNLI all-weather lifeboat Marine Engineer was launched under the command of volunteer coxswain Edd Christian and tasked with making a search of the Marine Drive from Douglas Head lighthouse to the Toll Gates.

It was while making this search using parachute flares and the lifeboat’s searchlights they were advised by Douglas Coastguard at 12.50am they could stand down and return to station as the missing person had been located safe and well elsewhere.

Notes to editors
Caption for attached photo: Douglas all-weather lifeboat Marine Engineer leaving station. Credit: RNLI/Michael Howland

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