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Dungeness lifeboat in missing person search

Shannon class RNLI lifeboat “The Morrell” in late night search

At 9.32pm on Wednesday 24 August 2016, Dungeness RNLI lifeboat was tasked by National Maritime Operations Centre to search for a reported missing person. Our volunteer crew searched from Jury,s gap down to Camber in a parallel line search pattern until the early hours of Thursday Morning. Once released from service the lifeboat commenced on a shore line search back to Dungeness with no result. The lifeboat was refuelled and ready again for service by 3am.

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