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Peterhead RNLI Lifeboat Launches to standby rescue of a dog.

Lifeboats News Release

The RNLI Peterhead Tamar Lifeboat The Misses Robertson of Kintail was requested to launch by UK Coastguard on Monday 11 December 2017 at 1.55 pm with its volunteer crew to standby the rescue of a dog which had fallen down a cliff at Slains Castle.

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Lifeboat approaches cliff
The lifeboat arrived on the scene of the casualty at approximately 2.20 pm. The lifeboat launched its daughter craft “Y” boat which proceeded into the cove at the foot of the cliff where the dog had fallen. The Cruden Bay Coastguard cliff rescue team recovered the dog up the cliff. The dog appeared to have no major injuries and was returned to its owner. The lifeboat was then stood down at 2.57 pm. The lifeboat returned to its berth at 3.30 pm. The sea condition was calm and wind was W NW 5 - 7 knots. Visibility was very good.
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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Lifeboat on scene

RNLI/David Anderson

Y boat returns to lifeboat.

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