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Both Lifeboats Join Missing Person Search 20/10/18

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Both Dunbar lifeboats were launched last night (Sat) as volunteers assisted police in the search for a missing person.

UK Coastguard paged for both the inshore (ILB) and all-weather (ALB) lifeboats to launch at 9.17pm to join in the search near Dunbar Golf Course.

The ILB was launched from the harbour minutes later and by 9.40pm the ALB launched from Torness Power Station.

However, just as the crews were commencing their searches, Police Scotland reported officers had located the person and both assets were stood down.

The shout was also notable as it was our youngest crew member and newest recruit Kieran Fairbairn’s first experience of an emergency callout.


ILB: Gaz Crowe, Jamie Forrester, Rebecca Miller, Chris Woods

ALB: Gary Fairbairn, Alan Blair, Rowan Davies, Kieran Fairbairn, Andrzej Hajduk, Kevan Jamieson, Gordon Mackay, Nick Mailer, Ian Mcdougall, Douglas Wight