BOTH DUNBAR BOATS TASKED IN MISSING SURFER SEARCH
Dunbar’s RNLI lifeboat volunteers were called out to search for a possible missing surfer on Wednesday (Dec 27).
Both crews conducted a search of the coastline from Cromwell Harbour to Dunbar Golf Club but there was no sign of a person in the water or surfboard. Members of Dunbar Coastguard also joined in the search from the shoreline.
The ILB was tasked to Belhaven Bay to see if any other surfers had relevant information but sea conditions prevented the crew from going ashore.
At 11.47am, after an extensive search, both assets were stood down.
Key facts about the RNLI
The RNLI charity saves lives at sea. Its volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service around the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland coasts. The RNLI operates over 238 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and more than 240 lifeguard units on beaches around the UK and Channel Islands. The RNLI is independent of Coastguard and government and depends on voluntary donations and legacies to maintain its rescue service. Since the RNLI was founded in 1824, its lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved over 142,700 lives.