View as PDF

Peterhead RNLI Lifeboat Launches to recover dog which had fallen over cliffs

Lifeboats News Release

The RNLI Peterhead Tamar Lifeboat The Misses Robertson of Kintail was requested to launch by UK Coastguard on Sunday 29 October 2017 at 12.46 pm with its volunteer crew to recover a dog which had fallen down a cliff at Slains Castle.

Peterhead lifeboat crew on a previous shout at Slains Castle rocks

Nathan Williams

Peterhead lifeboat crew on a previous shout at Slains Castle rocks

The RNLI Peterhead Tamar Lifeboat The Misses Robertson of Kintail was requested to launch by UK Coastguard on Sunday 29 October 2017 at 12.46 pm with its volunteer crew to recover a dog which had fallen down a cliff at Slains Castle. The lifeboat arrived on the scene of the casualty at approximately 1.20 pm. The lifeboat launched its daughter craft “Y” boat which proceeded into the cove at the foot of the cliff where the dog had fallen. The crew of the “Y” boat recovered the dog and returned to the lifeboat. The lifeboat then returned to Peterhead with the casualty on board. The lifeboat returned to its berth at 2.10 pm. The casualty was then returned to its owner. The sea condition was 1-2M swell and wind was NE 12 – 14 knots.

Peterhead Lifeboat is always interested to hear from anyone wishing to help save lives at sea by joining the fund raising team, or the crew. If you think you have some spare time to help raise funds to save lives at sea, or you have what it takes to be a member of the lifeboat crew, then please contact us at Peterhead lifeboat station on 01779 473331

RNLI media contacts

Gemma McDonald, RNLI Regional Media Officer for Scotland, 01738 642956, 07826 900639, gemma_mcdonald@rnli.org.uk

Henry Weaver, RNLI Regional Media Manager for Scotland, 01738 642986, 07771 943026, henry_weaver@rnli.org.uk

RNLI Press Office, 01202 336789

RNLI online

For more information on the RNLI please visit www.rnli.org.uk. News releases and other media resources, including RSS feeds, downloadable photos and video, are available at the RNLI Press Centre www.rnli.org.uk/press


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 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.

Learn more about the RNLI

For more information please visit the RNLI website or Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. News releases, videos and photos are available on the News Centre.

Contacting the RNLI - public enquiries

Members of the public may contact the RNLI on 0300 300 9990 (UK) or 1800 991802 (Ireland) or or by email.

Categories