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Cowes Lifeboat In Late Night Search At Newtown

Concern that a yacht could be in trouble led to Cowes RNLI lifeboat carrying out a painstaking search of Newtown Creek late last (Tuesday) night.

The emergency was sparked by a report of what appeared to be a light from a vessel in the creek which suddenly went out.

The lifeboat launched at 11.15 pm and after battling through rough seas in the Western Solent went on to carry out a thorough search of the creek; but nothing of concern was found.

The lifeboat returned to station at 1.15am this morning.

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