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Two launches for Looe RNLI in a multi agency search for a missing person

Lifeboats News Release

Early yesterday morning, Wednesday 27 June 2018, volunteer crews from Looe RNLI assisted with a multi agency search for a missing person, by conducting two searches along the Looe riverbanks

Stock Image Looe RNLI’s D Class inshore lifeboat Ollie Naismith

RNLI/Ian Foster

Stock Image Looe RNLI’s D Class inshore lifeboat Ollie Naismith
Finding nothing, the inshore lifeboat was stood down on both occasions and crews returned to the lifeboat station

At 1.12 am yesterday morning Looe RNLI volunteers were paged and requested to assist with a multi agency search for a missing person. Our volunteer crew launched the charity’s D Class inshore lifeboat Ollie Naismith and conducted a search along the riverbanks. Finding nothing the volunteer crew were stood down and the inshore lifeboat returned to the lifeboat station around 5am. At 8.35am our volunteers crews were requested to launch for a second time to search the West Looe river. Our volunteer crews launched the Ollie Naismith inshore lifeboat and made their way to Watergate. Again finding nothing the crew were stood down and the lifeboat returned to the lifeboat station on a falling tide around 10am.

The D Class inshore lifeboat was refuelled and washed down ready for service

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Notes to editors

· No pictures from this shout are available

Photos:

· Stock Image Looe RNLI’s D Class inshore lifeboat Ollie Naismith
Photo credit RNLI / Ian Foster

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For more information please telephone Ian Foster, RNLI Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer for Looe Lifeboat Station, on 07902 753228 or looelpo@ianfoster.com or ian_foster@rnli.org.uk

or

Amy Caldwell, RNLI Regional Media Manager, on 07920 818807 or amy_caldwell@rnli.org.uk

or

Emma Haines, RNLI Regional Media Officer, on 07786 668847 or emma.haines@rnli.org.uk

Alternatively you can contact the RNLI Duty Press Officer on 01202 336789.

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