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Search after Red Flare Sighting

At approximately 19:54 on Wednesday 4 November, Guernsey Coastguard received information from staff at Guernsey Airport, that a passenger on board an inbound Aurigny flight had seen what they thought was a red flare approximately 12 nautical miles the North West of Guernsey.

After several lines of enquiry had been exhausted and with no further information forthcoming, the Channel Islands Air search Aircraft, 'Air search 1' was launched at 21:25 to investigate the sighting.

Arriving on scene at 22:33 local time, 'Air search 1' conducted a thorough search in near perfect conditions, using their Forward Looking Infra-Red camera (FLIR).

One local fishing vessel was located in the search area however, there was no sign of any persons in distress.