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Flint RNLI responds to possible flare sighting

Lifeboats News Release

On Saturday 4 February at 6:40pm, Flint RNLI was tasked by UK Coastguard to reports of a red flare sighting near Shotton Steel Works.

RNLI/Gavin Jones

Flint Lifeboat launching at Connah's Quay Dock

The volunteer crew launched the lifeboat at Connah’s Quay Dock and searched alongside Flint Coastguard Rescue Team between the Flintshire Bridge and Blue Bridge, Queensferry.

After a thorough search of the area, no persons or vessels were found to be in distress. The lifeboat was stood down and returned to station.

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For more information contact Carly McCarthy and Aby Norwood Flint RNLI Volunteer Press Officers, on [email protected] or [email protected].

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