Aith RNLI lifeboat Roger and Joy Freeman launched to search for small boat
The RNLI relief lifeboat Roger and Joy Freeman was launched at approximately 7:37pm on Friday 21 July, to search for a small boat which was overdue, having left Walls around lunchtime.
However, the volunteer crew were stood down shortly afterwards, when the boat turned up safe and well.
Crew member Ivor Moffat said he was just thankful that the shout ended with a good outcome, as this reflected the purpose of the charity, to save lives at sea.
In 2016 there were 8851 RNLI lifeboat launches, and 23 people were rescued per day on average, with 431 lives saved.
Notes to Editors
Photo shows volunteer crew returning to RNLI Aith lifeboat station. Credit RNLI/Liz Boxwell
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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.