Peterhead RNLI Lifeboat Launches to search for two youths
Peterhead RNLI Lifeboat Launches to search for two youths who were reported as being on swamped pier.
The RNLI Peterhead Tamar Lifeboat ‘The Misses Robertson of Kintail’ was requested to launch by UK Coastguard on Sunday 5 March at 6 10 pm with its volunteer crew, to rescue two youths reported as being possibly washed off Buchanhaven pier.
The youths were spotted on the pier which had large waves cascading over it. The lifeboat searched the area for approximately 1.5 hours in poor conditions. After a witness had reported two bedraggled youths were seen leaving the area to the police and coastguard, the lifeboat was stood down at approximately 7.40 pm. The lifeboat returned to its berth at 8.00 pm.
The sea condition was 3.0 to 5.0 M swell, the wind was N E force 3 - 4 and visibility was moderate.
Peterhead Lifeboat is always interested to hear from anyone wishing to help save lives at sea by joining the fund raising team, or the crew. If you think you have some spare time to help raise funds to save lives at sea, or you have what it takes to be a member of the lifeboat crew, then please contact us at Peterhead lifeboat station on 01779 473331.
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