Peterhead lifeboat launched twice in two days

Lifeboats News Release

As a result of emergency calls, Aberdeen Marine & Coastguard Agency requested the RNLI Peterhead Lifeboat ‘Misses Robertson of Kintail’ to be launched with its voluntary crew on Saturday June 18 at 12.45am.

This was to a report of a person suspected of having fallen into the harbour. After a search of about an hour, it was discovered that the possible casualty was found at the Fisherman’s Mission. As a result the lifeboat was stood down, and returned to its berth at 1.45am.

The second call was received at 10.15 am on Sunday June 19. The call was to aid in the recovery of a fallen climber on the cliffs north of Slains Castle. The climber was injured in the fall and was assisted by lifeboat crew, and coastguard personnel prior to the arrival of s search and rescue helicopter from Inverness. The casualty was then lifted by the helicopter and taken to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary.

The lifeboat was then stood down and returned to its berth at approximately 1 pm.
Conditions during the service were wind S by E force 2-3 and a 1.0 to 1.5M swell. Visibility was excellent.

Peterhead Lifeboat is always interested to hear from anyone wishing to help save lives at sea by joining the fund raising team, or the crew.  If you think you have some spare time to help raise funds to save lives at sea, or you have what it takes to be a member of the lifeboat crew,  then please contact us at Peterhead lifeboat station on 01779 473331

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