Aldeburgh RNLI launched to assist in the search of a missing person

Lifeboats News Release

Aldeburgh RNLI's inshore lifeboat, the Susan Scott, was launched on Thursday 29 April, at approximately 2.45pm, following a Coastguard request, to assist in the search of a missing person off Sizewell beach, north of Aldeburgh.

The inshore lifeboat was requested by the Coastguard to launch, following a report of a person missing off Sizewell beach. They were requested to carry out a coastline search, from Sizewell towards Dunwich, while liaising with several local Coastguard teams. There were concerns as there was a sea swell and a cold wind.

The casualty was later found on shore and, as they were safe and well. The inshore was stood down and returned to station.

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