Coastguards urge for lantern warning

Coastguards are urging members of the public to call them if they are planning to launch Chinese lanterns along the coast at dusk. This follows a spate of false alarms across the UK that has led to teams being sent out unnecessarily. Ring 023 9255 2100 if

Coastguards are urging members of the public to call them if they are planning to launch Chinese lanterns along the coast at dusk. This follows a spate of false alarms across the UK that has led to teams being sent out unnecessarily. Ring 023 9255 2100 if you intend to take lanterns to coastal areas at dusk.

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