Lifeboats assist in search

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Arbroath all-weather lifeboat RNLB ‘Inchcape’ and inshore lifeboat ‘Duncan Ferguson’ were launched on Sunday evening following reports of a person in the water near the Arbroath cliffs.

A request for assistance was received from HM Coastguard at 8.30 p.m. and both lifeboats were launched immediately.

An extensive search was carried out by the RNLI volunteers and Coastguard teams but no trace was found of anyone in the water.

After approximately two hours the search teams were stood down when notification was received that the person reported to be in the water had been traced elsewhere.