Posted: Wed 23rd Jul 2014

Flint Lifeboat called out after distress flares seen over Deeside.

News and Info from Deeside, Flintshire, North Wales
This article is old - Published: Wednesday, Jul 23rd, 2014

Flint Lifeboat was launched last night after a red distress flare was spotted over Deeside. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

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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