Portree lifeboat launched to a Multi-Agency Incident at Storr Lochs
Portree Royal National Lifeboat Institution all-weather lifeboat 14-16, Stanley Watson Barker was called out to an incident which required a multi-agency approach.
A middle aged male, (identity not known to Portree Lifeboat at this time), had fallen on the rocky shoreline sometime on Thursday afternoon. He was unable to contact the emergency services. A passing tourist noticed him on the shore and alerted the emergency services.
Portree lifeboat was requested by the Scottish Ambulance Service to attend. Also on route were local coastguard teams and Police Scotland. The Coastguard Helicopter (Picture attached) uplifted the casualty and transported him to Raigmore Hospital, Inverness.
No further details of the casualty are known at Portree Lifeboat Station at present.
Notes to editors
• Portree lifeboat station has been operating since 1992. To learn more about the lifeboat station go to www.rnli.org.uk/portree
• Coxswain Hamish Corrigall is available for interview
• A video of Portree Trent lifeboat can be viewed at www.rnli.org.uk/who_we_are/press_centre/videos/video_detail?articleid=321824&category=®ion=&listing=
• A photo of Portree Trent lifeboat can be viewed at www.rnli.org.uk/who_we_are/press_centre/photos/photo_detail?articleid=321704
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