LAST week, Portishead's RNLI team helped the police and fire service search for a missing person near Black Nore Beach.

Volunteers from the RNLI launched at around 8.20pm on Wednesday, October 18.

They were called to support the Avon and Somerset Police, Avon Fire & Rescue Service, and the Portishead and Clevedon coastguard rescue teams search for a missing person.

They used night vision aids and search lights to scan the area.

Posting on Facebook, a Portishead RNLI spokesperson said: "RNLI volunteers launched at 8.20pm to support Avon and Somerset Police, Avon Fire & Rescue Service, Portishead Coastguard Rescue Team, Clevedon Coastguard Rescue Team to help locate a missing person believed to be between Black Nore Beach, Portishead and Clevedon.

"After launching, the crew, using their powerful search lights and night vision aids, scanned along the coast and slowly made their way towards Clevedon and back again whilst liaising with the other SAR agencies.

"After a couple of hours nothing was found so the lifeboat crew were stood down and could return to the lifeboat station, where the shore crew were waiting to wash down My Lady Anne, refuel her and get her ready for service once again."