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Douglas RNLI lifeboat launched after person reported entering the sea

Lifeboats News Release

Douglas RNLI lifeboat was launched today (31 August) at 9.48pm following the report of a person entering the sea off Douglas beach.

Douglas all-weather lifeboat Marine Engineer returning to station

RNLI/Michael Howland

Douglas all-weather lifeboat Marine Engineer returning to station
A person had been reported as entering the sea from the beach opposite the Empress Hotel. The RNLI all-weather lifeboat Marine Engineer was launched under the command of volunteer coxswain Graeme Cushnie to assist the Coastguards and Police who were already on the scene.

The Police and Coastguards searched along the beach and the lifeboat crew conducted a shoreline search from the sea as far as Derby Castle and back. During the search new information came to light that the person that had been thought to enter the water had been found safe and well.

The lifeboat was stood down at 10.17pm to return to station to be re-housed and made ready again for service.

Notes to editors
Caption for attached photo: Douglas all-weather lifeboat Marine Engineer returning to station. Credit: RNLI/Michael Howland

RNLI media contacts
For more information please contact Mike Howland, Douglas RNLI Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer on 07624496029, email mike.howland@manx.net or contact Nuala McAloon RNLI Regional Media Officer Ireland on 00353876483547 or email Nuala_McAloon@rnli.org.uk or Niamh Stephenson RNLI Regional Media Manager Ireland on 00353871254124 or Niamh_Stephenson@rnli.org.uk


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