Douglas RNLI lifeboat launched to assist in search for a missing person

Douglas RNLI lifeboat crew volunteers were paged today (11 December) at 11.15pm at the request of the Coastguard to assist in a search for a missing person.

The RNLI all-weather lifeboat Marine Engineer was launched into heavy rain but with a calm sea and the volunteer crew tasked with making a search of the Marine Drive from Douglas Head lighthouse to Port Soderick.

It was while making a shoreline search using the lifeboat’s searchlights they were advised by Douglas Coastguard at 11.45pm they could stand down and return to station as the missing person had been located.

On a falling tide the volunteer shore crew made short work of recovering the lifeboat into the boathouse where it was washed down, re-fuelled and made ready again for service.