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