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Flares aid search for dog walker on sandbank

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Illuminating flares have been used to help search for a dog walker on a sandbank in Wales.

Flint RNLI lifeboat launched one evening in November after concern was raised for the dog walker due to an incoming tide.

The volunteer crew was paged by the UK Coastguard after the dog walker was seen on a sandbank, half a mile east of Flint Lifeboat Station.

With a flooding tide and fading light, it was decided to launch the station's D class lifeboat to conduct a shoreline search using two illuminating flares.

Nothing was seen and it was believed that the person must have have made their own way off the bank to safety, so the lifeboat was stood down. The image is a stock picture from Flint RNLI’s Facebook page.

Nov 23, 2017