Aberdeen Lifeboats in night-time search for missing woman
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.
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
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, in a normal year, 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.