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Three shouts in 24 hours for St Bees RNLI

Lifeboats News Release

St Bees RNLI were tasked to three shouts within the last 24 hours.

RNLI/Joseph Raymond

St Bees RNLI prepare to launch their Atlantic 85 ILB
St Bees RNLI were first tasked by Belfast Coastguard at 8.10pm to assist with the search of a local missing person.
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.

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St Bees RNLI launching to assist a person in the water.

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