Port Erin RNLI Lifeboat volunteers Launch to a missing person

Lifeboats News Release

Port Erin Lifeboat B-813 Murial and Leslie were paged at 20:50 on Thursday 3rd of June by Belfast Coastguard to reports of a missing person in Port Erin Bay.

Port Erin Lifeboat searching in port erin

RNLI/Callum Qualtrough

Port Erin Lifeboat Searching
Helmsman Tony Mitchell took the Lifeboat with a volunteer crew to search Port Erin bay in attendance with Port Erin Coastguard and the IOM Constabulary. As the search was being conducted new information started to come through that there was no person in the water, the Lifeboat continued to search the bay and stood down at 21:25. Helmsman Tony Mitchell safely took the Lifeboat and the volunteer crew back to the station at 21:30.

This was a call with good intent and we urge people if they see anything that they should call 999 or 112 and ask for the Coastguard as it is better to be safe than sorry.
Port Erin Lifeboat AIS Tracking

RNLI/Callum Qualtrough

Port Erin Lifeboat AIS Tracking
Port Erin Lifeboat Launching

RNLI/Liam Lowey

Port Erin Lifeboat Launching

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