Flint Lifeboat called out after distress flares seen over Deeside.
Flint Lifeboat was launched last night after a red distress flare was spotted over Deeside.
Launched on service at Connahs Quay at 22:27, to reports of a red flare, search of the area completed and nothing found.
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Flint Coastguard said in a statement:
‘Team paged by Liverpool MRCC to numerous reports of a red flare sighting, in between the Hawarden Railway Bridge and the Blue Bridge Queensferry.
Once CRT (Coastguard rescue team) on scene a search was carried out in the given area and further up and down river with nothing found.
Also in attendance North Wales Police and RNLI (Flint ILB).’
A second white flare was seen at around 11pm this was believed to be one released by the coastguard.
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