Rescue Info


Search for missing man

Both Aberystwyth RNLI lifeboats joined the search for missing local man Richard John Middleton on 15 January 2015
The smaller RNLI Arancia rescue craft was launched first to search the harbour and lower river Rheidol. The stations Atlantic 85 Spirit of Friendship was launched soon after to assist in very wet and windy conditions.

A rescue helicopter from RAF valley searched along the river whilst the Fire Brigade, Coastguard and Police all searched the river further upstream. After searching for approximately an hour both lifeboats were stood down and returned to station.
Dyfed-Powys police later released a statement that a body had been discovered during the search and family had been informed. The crew and stations thoughts are with the family at this difficult time.