Object in water off Bamburgh creates alert for Seahouses RNLI

Lifeboats News Release

At 8.33pm on Thursday last (15 April), the UK Coastguard requested the launch of Seahouses RNLI's inshore lifeboat.

Seahouses ILB on service

RNLI/Ian Clayton

Seahouses ILB
A 999 call had been received from a member of the public on the Wynding at Bamburgh, who reported an object in the sea which they thought to be a person.

Local Coastguard Teams were mobilised to the scene and the inshore lifeboat was made ready to launch. Seahouses Coastguard quickly located the caller and checked the object reported.

It was then confirmed to be a green buoy with a flashing light, and not a person as first thought. The lifeboat was stood down as it was launching. The incident was deemed a false alarm with good intent.


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