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COASTGUARD ROUND-UP: Rescue helicopter scrambled to search for life raft
7:53am Friday 6th September 2013 in News
A BROADCAST for information has been made after a life raft was found adrift.
Portland Coastguard investigated after a tanker spotted the vessel at around 4.20pm yesterday.
The life raft was found, inverted and partially deflated, but its source remains unknown.
Weymouth RNLI lifeboat was also asked to assist but despite several searches could not locate the raft again.
No response to the broadcast has been received.
The coastguard was called to reports of a missing yacht yesterday morning.
The vessel, Chancer, had not made contact with the shore for some time.
It was established that the crew were safe and well.
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