ALB Launches, Weymouth

Sun 26 April 20

ALB assists with search for missing person


Time Out  2020-04-26 14:00:00

Time In  2020-04-26 17:30:00

Type  Missing person

Position  west side Portland

Coxswain  Andy Sargent

Mechanic  Kevin Goddard


Lifeboat was requested to launch to a report from Solent coastguards of a possible missing person somewhere around the cliffs at Portland
Portland Bill & Wyke coastguard teams along with police units and helicopter also tasked.
ALB Launched and proceeded to Portland Bill
It then conducted a shoreline search to Chesil Cove and back, identifying several possible ‘casualties’ all confirmed not to be the person concerned.
Once back at Portland Bill the ALB then conducted a shoreline search to Grove Point.
At this point the police terminated the search, and all units were released to return to station.
Once back at station the lifeboat was refuelled and made ready for service.