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Flint RNLI called out after woman’s River Dee jump threat

LIFEBOAT crews were called out in the early hours of today (Tuesday) after reports a woman was threatening to jump into the River Dee between Queensferry and Hawarden.

The assistance of Flint RNLI was requested by Liverpool Coastguard and a lifeboat launched at 2.18am.

RNLI spokesman Richard Polden said the crew made its way up the river to a point between the Blue Bridge and the A494 bridge.

He added: “Shortly after arriving on the sceneŠthe volunteer crew liaised with police, to be advised the lady had been taken into police custody.

“The lifeboat was stood down and returned to Flint, and was ready for service at 2.48am.”

Alan Forrester, volunteer lifeboat operations manager for Flint, said: “We have a superb volunteer team at Flint.”