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Red Flares Lead To Lifeboat And Coastguard Search

Coastguard Rescue Teams from Ventnor and Bembridge, along with Bembridge RNLI, have been in attendance near Whitecliff Bay this evening (Friday), in their second call-out of Christmas Day.

HM Coastguard was alerted to sightings of red flares in the bay, prompting a fear of someone in distress.

Volunteer RNLI and Coastguard crews' pagers sounded at 9.54pm, the second shout on Christmas Day.

Teams conducted a search of the bay and used para-illuminate flares to light up the area.

Nothing untoward was found and crews were stood down several hours later.


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