Peterhead RNLI lifeboat launches to search for missing person

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Peterhead RNLI lifeboat launches to search for missing person off Peterhead.

Peterhead lifeboat crew out on a previous shout


Peterhead lifeboat crew out on a previous shout

The RNLI Peterhead Tamar lifeboat The Misses Robertson of Kintail was requested to launch by UK Coastguard on Wednesday 15 November 2017 at 10.40pm with its volunteer crew to search for a missing person off Buchanhaven or Craigewan shore. The lifeboat searched the area for almost two hours, until the casualty was found ashore. The lifeboat was then stood down at 12.20am, and returned to its berth at 12.40am. The sea condition was moderate to rough and wind was SSW 25 – 33 knots. Visibility was very good.

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