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New Quay RNLI lifeboats tasked in multi-agency search for missing person

On Saturday morning, 23 January, both New Quay RNLI lifeboats were tasked in a multi-agency search for a missing person in the New Quay area. RNLI volunteers assisted Dyfed Powys Police and Coastguard land units to search the coastline.

New Quay RNLI Helm, Huw Williams said:

“We launched the inshore lifeboat at 11.40 with the all-weather lifeboat on standby. We searched the coastline north to Cei Bach and then we were requested to carry out a shoreline search south to Ynys Lochtyn. Due to the poor weather conditions, a force 5 north-westerly wind with large breaking seas, the all-weather lifeboat launched to assist.”

Roger Couch, Lifeboat Operations Manager added:

“Both lifeboats undertook shoreline searches and were the eyes and ears at sea for the police helicopter and land units. The all-weather lifeboat also acted as a communications platform for the inshore lifeboat and they were able to keep in touch with the incident office at the Coastguard unit in New Quay. We were stood down at 13.30 and on returning to station the good news came that the person had been found safe and well. A great example of multi-agency work.”

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