Three shouts in 24 hours for St Bees RNLI
St Bees RNLI were tasked to three shouts within the last 24 hours.
The following afternoon at 1.14pm, the crew were paged again to reports of a young person in the water near Whitehaven Harbour. Workington RNLI also launched both lifeboats and were soon on scene to assist if needed.
Soon after the crew had recovered and washed down the lifeboat, they were paged again at 1.53pm by Belfast Coastguard to assist Whitehaven Coastguard locate two persons last seen below the cliffs near Whitehaven. This launch was particularly special as it was the first shout for one of the station's recently passed out helms.
The lifeboat carried out a thorough search below the cliffs until they were stood down by Belfast Coastguard at 2.55pm.
The lifeboat then returned to station where it was made ready for the next service.
Notes to editors
St Bees lifeboat station has been operating since 1970. To learn more about the lifeboat station go to http://www.rnli.org.uk/StBees
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