Helensburgh-RNLI-Lifeboat-attends-sighting-of-red-distress-flare1

Byline: At 1855 hours on Monday 17th February 2014 Belfast Coastguard contacted Helensburgh RNLI Lifeboat after receiving several calls from members of the public.
Page Content: They had reported sightings of a possible red flare in the vicinity of Dumbarton Castle at the mouth of the River Leven. After launching the lifeboat proceeded to Dumbarton where, along with two police boats, coastguard teams and a rescue helicopter, a thorough search of the area from Cardross up to Bowling Harbour was conducted.  Nothing untoward was found.  At 2026 hours it was concluded that the flare had been fired from shore; all units were asked to stand down and return to base.  At 2116 hours the lifeboat was back on station and ready for service again.
Byline: At 1855 hours on Monday 17th February 2014 Belfast Coastguard contacted Helensburgh RNLI Lifeboat after receiving several calls from members of the public.
Page Content: They had reported sightings of a possible red flare in the vicinity of Dumbarton Castle at the mouth of the River Leven. After launching the lifeboat proceeded to Dumbarton where, along with two police boats, coastguard teams and a rescue helicopter, a thorough search of the area from Cardross up to Bowling Harbour was conducted.  Nothing untoward was found.  At 2026 hours it was concluded that the flare had been fired from shore; all units were asked to stand down and return to base.  At 2116 hours the lifeboat was back on station and ready for service again.