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Aberdeen's lifeboats re-tasked to search for missing woman

Lifeboats News Release

Aberdeen’s lifeboat assets launched again this afternoon to continue the search for missing local woman Nusrat Jahan, or Dow.

Aberdeen's ILB which led this afternoon's search of the River Don

RNLI/Terry McNeill

Aberdeen's ILB which led this afternoon's search of the River Don

The tasking came shortly after 2.00pm and both lifeboats launched to a request to search the Don Estuary upstream of the Bridge of Don.

The D-class inshore lifeboat (ILB) went directly to scene up-river while the all-weather lifeboat (ALB) followed to the Don mouth before launching its inflatable daughter-craft, the Y-boat, to join the ILB in the river search.

Crews searched both the river and tidal islands in the estuary but found nothing. They were stood down at 4.30pm and returned to base.

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