Whilst conducting a search for a missing person, both the Atlantic 85 and D Class lifeboats received an immediate tasking by UK Coastguard to surfers reported to be in difficulty and caught in a rip current at the point at Rest Bay. On arriving on scene the lifeboats established the surfers had made it safely ashore and required no further assistance. The lifeboats continued with the initial tasking to search for a missing person who was later located safely ashore by police units at Newton Beach.