Peterhead RNLI Lifeboat launches to rescue a casualty fallen from cliffs.

Lifeboats News Release

The RNLI Peterhead Tamar Lifeboat ‘The Misses Robertson of Kintail’ was requested to launch by UK Coastguard on Saturday 19 August 2017 at 5.40 pm with its volunteer crew.

The lifeboat was tasked to aid a male casualty, who had fallen from cliffs at the “Bullers o Buchan” near Cruden Bay.

Coastguard teams from Cruden Bay, and Peterhead, and a rescue helicopter Bond 1 were also called to the scene.

The lifeboat launched her daughter craft with two crew members, one of whom provided support to the paramedic on scene.

The casualty was taken by stretcher on to the bow of the lifeboat and then was winched aboard the helicopter and flown to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary.

The lifeboat was stood down at 7.10 pm and returned to its station at 7.45 pm. The sea conditions were calm, and wind was NW 12 - 21Knots. 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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