Stromness lifeboat called out to assist person in danger on Scapa Beach
The lifeboat crew pagers went off at 1803 on Wednesday 17 May and the boat left the harbour a few minutes later with eight crew on board.
The Coastguard asked the lifeboat to head towards Scapa Beach where there was a person reported to be in danger near to the west side of the beach.
Conditions were bright and calm.
At 1835 the Coastguard called to say that the incident was resolved and the lifeboat was no longer needed.
The lifeboat headed back to Stromness and was back on its mooring, refuelled and ready to go at 1920.
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, 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.