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Report of a red flare alerts Stranraer lifeboat

Lifeboats News Release

Stranraer Lifeboat was tasked at 1.04am on 11 February by CGOC Belfast Coastguard to a report of a red flare sighted in North Lochryan.

Stranraer inshore lifeboat quickly launched and headed across the loch and carried out a search north. Once we reached the top of the loch we then crossed and searched the west side heading south.

After a complete search was carried out Belfast Coastguard were happy to stand down the search and rescue teams. Also in attendance was Stranraer Coastguard and Ballantrae Coastguard Rescue Team.

Stranraer inshore lifeboat was made ready for service at 3.20am.

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William Dougan, Lifeboat Press Officer, 07701 069124 wullyd28@hotmail.com

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Richard Smith, RNLI Public Relations Manager for Scotland, 01738 642956, 07786 668903, richard_smith2@rnli.org.uk

RNLI Press Office, 01202 336789


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