Aberdeen Lifeboats in night-time search for missing woman

Lifeboats News Release

Aberdeen’s all-weather and inshore lifeboats both launched at 11.45pm on Thursday 27 July, responding to a request from Police Scotland for assistance in searching for a missing woman thought to have been at Aberdeen beach.

Aberdeen's D-class inshore lifeboat 'James Bisset Simpson'

RNLI/Terry McNeill

Aberdeen's D-class inshore lifeboat 'James Bisset Simpson'

The crews were joined in the search by Coastguard Rescue Teams and the Coastguard rescue helicopter from Inverness.

The lifeboats searched the coastline from the Bay of Nigg to the River Don mouth, with the inshore lifeboat (ILB) searching close inshore and the larger all-weather lifeboat (ALB) searching around 400m offshore.

At 4.00am on Friday 28 July, and with nothing found, the lifeboats were stood down and returned to base

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