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Aberdeen inshore lifeboat rescues woman from Aberdeen Harbour

Lifeboats News Release

Aberdeen Lifeboat Station was paged at the request of Police Scotland at 1235pm today (Thursday 23 November 2017) to assist a woman in the water in the Jamieson’s Quay area of Aberdeen Harbour.

Aberdeen's D-class inshore lifeboat 'James Bisset Simpson'

RNLI Aberdeen

Aberdeen's D-class inshore lifeboat 'James Bisset Simpson'

Aberdeen’s inshore lifeboat (ILB) launched with a volunteer crew of three and found the woman in water between the sterns of the moored supply vessels and the quay.

The woman, who was unhurt and remained conscious throughout, was rescued to the safety of the ILB and was speedily returned to Aberdeen Lifeboat Station shortly before 1pm where she was transferred to the care of the Scottish Ambulance Service.

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