Islay RNLI lifeboat in search for missing diver

Lifeboats News Release

Islay’s all-weather lifeboat was asked to go to the east coast of Jura to help in locating a missing diver.

The Helmut Schroder of Dunlossit II launched at 1pm and arrived near Nine Foot Rock, east of Lowlandman’s Bay, at 1.45pm. However, the rescue helicopter had already located the missing diver who made his way to shore and was assisted up the steep and rocky hill by the local coastguards.

The lifeboat with her crew of seven returned to the station at 3.30pm.

RNLI media contacts:

Heather Dewar, RNLI volunteer lifeboat press officer at Islay, on 01496 840600 (H) and Islay lifeboat station on 01496 840608, email

Henry Weaver, RNLI Press Officer for Scotland, 01738 642946, 07771 943026,

RNLI Public Relations on 01202 336789.

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