Peterhead RNLI lifeboat launches after report of person entering the sea.
The RNLI Peterhead Tamar lifeboat The Misses Robertson of Kintail was requested to launch by UK Coastguard on Saturday 9 December 2017 at 1.34 pm with its volunteer crew to a reported sighting of a gentleman entering the sea off the golf club beach.
After a search off the river Ugie mouth without finding a casualty, the lifeboat was stood down at 2.17 pm and returned to its station at 2.30 pm. It transpires that the casualty was a regular swimmer, and he had returned home prior to the lifeboat arrival on scene. The call will be designated a false alarm with good intent. The sea conditions were 1 M swell, and wind was W 4 - 13Knots. Visibility was very good.
Peterhead lifeboat station is always interested to hear from anyone wishing to help save live’s 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
Key facts about the RNLI
The RNLI charity saves lives at sea. Its volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service around the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland coasts. The RNLI operates over 238 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and more than 240 lifeguard units on beaches around the UK and Channel Islands. The RNLI is independent of Coastguard and government and depends on voluntary donations and legacies to maintain its rescue service. Since the RNLI was founded in 1824, its lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved over 142,700 lives.