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Bridlington RNLI lifeboat launched after reported person in the water

Lifeboats News Release

First call for service this year for RNLI Bridlington inshore lifeboat.

ILB D-852 Ernie Wellings returning to station after call for service

RNLI/Mike Milner

RNLI Bridlington ILB

Bridlington RNLI launched its inshore lifeboat ILB D-852 Ernie Wellings at 7.15pm on the evening of Sunday 3 April 2022, in response to a possible sighting of a person in the water to the northside of Bridlington. On arrival at the scene it was discovered to be a coat drifting in the water.

The volunteer crew was then tasked to conduct a shoreline search of the area. On completion of a thorough search the lifeboat was stood down and returned to the station at 7:50pm. Sea state was slight with a north easterly force 3.

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