Aberdeen Inshore Lifeboat called out twice in 12 hours in missing person search

Lifeboats News Release

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.

Aberdeen's inshore lifeboat speeds to its task

RNLI/Terry McNeill

Aberdeen's inshore lifeboat speeds to its task

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.

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