View as PDF

RNLI Invergordon launched to fallen walker on remote beach.

Lifeboats News Release

Following a report of a male walker fallen from a cliff on a remote beach, Invergordon RNLI launched to locate and assist the stricken male.

XP making way to scene

RNLI/Michael MacDonald

XP making way to scene
The RNLI Invergordon lifeboat crew were paged to launch at 2.05 pm, launching their Trent Class lifeboat, 'Douglas Aikman Smith' quickly by the request of Aberdeen Coastguard, to a 77-year-old male who had a fall from a small cliff on a remote beach, around 5km north of Balintore.

Making best speed towards the casualty’s location, the crew began the preparation for the inflatable daughter craft to be deployed once on scene.

Once arrived on scene the crew launched the XP-Boat with 3 crew to attend alongside the local Coastguard team from Portmahomack as well as Scottish Ambulance Paramedics who were also on scene

Coastguard Helicopter Rescue 951 from Dalcross was also responding who landed minutes later and the injured man was assessed before being taken on board to transported to Raigmore Hospital for further treatment.

The crew recovered the XP-Boat and made way back to the Invergordon West Harbour Berth where the boat was refuelled and made ready for service by 4.25pm

Invergordon Lifeboat with R951 landing

RNLI/Michael MacDonald

Invergordon Lifeboat with R951 landing
SAR assets

RNLI/Michael MacDonald

SAR assets

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