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IoM rescue teams recover missing person from cliff

The Sir William Hillary returning to Douglas harbour Credit: RNLI Douglas

The Isle of Man Coastguard and RNLI were called out last night to rescue a missing person from a cliff edge.

RNLI Douglas located the person at around 11:47pm on the foot of cliffs on the Marine Drive in Douglas.

The lifeboat Sir William Hillary left Douglas Harbour around to the cliffs below the Toll Gate to primarily assist the Coastguard by using the lifeboat's search lights to illuminate the scene - a dingy was also used by RNLI volunteers.

With the casualty safely back on the Marine Drive, the dinghy and its crew along with the Coastguard returned to the lifeboat, which then made its way back to Douglas.