Busy weekend for Oban lifeboat

Lifeboats News Release

Oban lifeboat launched this evening (Sunday 16 July) for the second time this weekend.

At 8.12pm Stornoway Coastguard requested the launch of Oban RNLI lifeboat 'Mora Edith MacDonald' to

assist with a search, following the finding of a small tender drifting just east of the Connel bridge, with no

one visible on board.

The volunteer crew arrived on scene at the entrance to Loch Etive by 8.38pm and conducted a search of the area and the lower reaches of the loch. Soon after, it became apparent that the owner had been located safely ashore.

With all safe and well Oban lifeboat was requested to stand down and proceeded back to her berth where she was ready for service again by 9.45pm.

RNLI media contacts: Leonie Woolf, Oban Lifeboat Deputy Press Officer

Tel: 07818 861517/ 01631 569735 Email: press@obanlifeboat.co.uk

Or Richard Smith, Public Relations Manager Scotland on 01738 642956, 07786 668903 or


Or Henry Weaver, RNLI Press Officer for Scotland, 01738 642946, 07771 943026,


Or contact RNLI Public Relations on 01202 336789.

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