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RNLI LIFEBOATS SEARCHING FORTH AFTER DISTRESS FLARE SIGHTED.

23/11/2004

The RNLI lifeboat at Kinghorn has been called out tonight (23/11/04) at 9.15pm to carry out a search of the Forth between Inchkeith Island and Leith, after several reports from members of the public of a red distress flare having been seen in the area. The lifeboat has been tasked to search for a possible small craft or person in the water, and is presently carrying out a search pattern in the area.

Queensferry Lifeboat has also now joined the search and is carrying out a shoreline search near to Granton Harbour.

The crew of the RNLI lifeboat at Kinghorn whilst en route to their search area, reported seeing a further two distress flares having been launched about two hundred yards north of Granton and are presently narrowing their search pattern in that area.

A further update will be issued when more information comes to light.

Please DO NOT contact either lifeboat station as the shore crew are monitoring the radio messages and unable to furnish any further details at this stage.