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Aberystwyth RNLI volunteers in night time search for missing person

Lifeboats News Release

The volunteer RNLI crew from Aberystwyth were launched just before midnight to assist in the search of a missing person.

The RNLI lifeboat Spirit of Friendship was asked to assist the police with a missing person in the Constitution hill area on Thursday (7 April) at 11.50pm.

The lifeboat crew launched into darkness and were soon on scene at the search area. The local volunteer Coastguard were alson on scene. 

Using night vision equipment the lifeboat crew were able to locate the casualty on the cliffs.  The lifeboat then stayed in the area until the casualty was safely walked off the cliffs with the police.

The crew returned to the station at 1.45am Friday morning (8 April), where the boat was cleaned and rehoused before the crews went back to their beds, before work the next day.
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For further information please contact Aberystwyth RNLI Lifeboat Press Officer Paul McCann 07787 785614.

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