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Loch Ness lifeboat volunteers in 4:00 am shout

Lifeboats News Release

Concern over two missing persons result in most recent call out for RNLI Loch Ness.

RNLI/Maeve Ryan

At 4.05 am Friday morning helmsman Neil Stebbings with Leanne Greatrex and Jamie MacPherson launched the Loch Ness lifeboat Colin James Daniel just moments before being stood down by the Coastguard.
Police Scotland had concerns over a father and son who went walking from Fort Augustus on Friday afternoon and failed to return. Happily, the pair appeared soon after safe and well so the lifeboat was able to immediately return to base.
A 4.00 am shout is not usual for the Loch Ness volunteers but none were shy of the early start and the boathouse was a busy place on Friday morning with a further six present as shore crew.

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