Aberdeen Inshore Lifeboat called out twice in 12 hours in missing person search
Aberdeen Inshore Lifeboat (ILB) was called out at 12.15am this morning (7th June 2017) to assist in a search for a missing person last seen on the banks of the River Dee at Garthdee, approximately 4 nautical miles upstream from the harbour mouth.
The ILB raced upstream and searched the river for three hours on a falling tide and in ‘spate’ river conditions before being stood down at around 3.00am
At 11.00am this morning, the ILB – with the same three crew members – were called out again to assist Police and Coastguards in continuing the same search. The crew were stood down at 2.00pm after a second 3-hour search.
The lifeboat was refuelled and readied for further service.
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.