Peterhead RNLI Lifeboat launches to casualty at Slains cliffs

Lifeboats News Release

The RNLI Peterhead Relief Tamar Lifeboat Edward and Barbara Prigmore was requested to launch by UK Coastguard on Wednesday 29 August 2018 at 12.35pm with its volunteer crew to a report of a casualty at the foot of cliffs at Slains Castle

Peterhead volunteer lifeboat crew


Peterhead volunteer lifeboat crew

The Police the Coastguard the lifeboat and a Coastguard rescue helicopter all attended the scene. The lifeboat recovered the casualty and returned to its berth 2.23 pm. The sea conditions were calm, and wind was NW 12 – 16 Knots. Visibility was excellent.

Peterhead RNLI volunteer lifeboat team and crew wish to offer sincere condolences, to the friends and family of the casualty.

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

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