Lifeboat rescuers called to missing child, and inflatable 'drifting out to sea'

Lifeboat volunteers and Coastguard rescuers had two call-outs this afternoon - to a missing child, and an inflatable drifting out to sea.

Saturday, 7th July 2018, 6:11 pm
Updated Monday, 16th July 2018, 4:52 pm
The RNLI and Coastguard were called out twice this afternoon

The child, six-year-olds, was reported missing from the Promenade close to the Tower at around 2.25pm, and was found "safe and well by police" as crews arrived to help.

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They were called out again at 3.20pm to "reports of a person on an inflatable drifting out to sea with someone else swimming after it," an RNLI spokesman said.

"One D class [lifeboat] launched but fortunately the casualties made it back to safety, and the lifeboat returned to the station," he added.