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Douglas lifeboat called out last night

Douglas all-weather lifeboat Marine Engineer returning to station. Credit: RNLI/Michael Howland

Report of someone entering sea

Douglas lifeboat was called out yesterday evening (8 Oct) after someone reportedly entered the sea.

In the all-weather Marine Engineer vessel, the crew searched the shoreline to Derby Castle and back using search lights and parachute flares.

After this two crewmen went out in an inflatable dinghy to the Tower of Refuge, but found no one there.

Meanwhile the lifeboat made further sweeps of the shoreline, but after no person could be found, stood down and was made ready again for service by 12.30am.

Both the coastguard and police were already on the scene after the call, which came at 10:39pm. 

Posted by RNLI Douglas on Thursday, October 8, 2020

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