Peterhead RNLI lifeboat launches after report of stranded casualty

Lifeboats News Release

Peterhead RNLI lifeboat launches after report of stranded casualty on rocks.

The RNLI Peterhead Tamar Lifeboat The Misses Robertson of Kintail was requested to launch by UK Coastguard on Sunday 8 October 2017 at 9.52 am with its volunteer crew to a reported sighting of a possible cockle picker stranded on rocks near Buchanhaven pier. After it was discovered that the casualty was possibly a bird, and no one was in danger, the lifeboat was stood down at 10.18 am, and returned to its station at 10.40 am. This shout will be recorded as a false alarm with good intent. The sea conditions were calm, and wind was W 8 - 12 knots. Visibility was excellent.

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