Douglas RNLI called out to assist in search for missing person

Lifeboats News Release

Douglas RNLI volunteer crew members were paged at 6.25pm today (13 May) at the request of the Coastguard following a person being reported as missing.

Douglas lifeboat Sir William Hillary passing Douglas harbour entrance

RNLI/Michael Howland

Douglas lifeboat Sir William Hillary passing Douglas harbour entrance
In a calm sea and good visibility Coxswain Neal Corran took the all-weather lifeboat, Sir William Hillary, out of Douglas harbour to conduct a shoreline search northwards from Douglas as far as Groudle and back.

Having reached Derby Castle on their return journey the crew were asked to extend their search south of Douglas along the Marine Drive.

Passing the entrance to Douglas harbour just after 7pm the lifeboat crew were advised that the missing person had been located and the lifeboat could be stood down to return to its berth.

Notes to editors
Caption for one attached photo: Douglas lifeboat Sir William Hillary passing Douglas harbour entrance. Credit: RNLI/Michael Howland

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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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