Jet Skier in Trouble

Lifeboats News Release

Stonehaven RNLI volunteer crew were paged at 13.45 to a jet skier in trouble.

Upturned Jet Ski in Stonehaven Bay

RNLI/Lorraine Clark

Upturned Jet Ski in Stonehaven Bay
The Stonehaven crew were tasked by the Coastguard to assist a jet skier who had come of his ski in a heavy swell in the middle of Stonehaven bay. The skier who had been out in the bay with 2 fellow skiers, had become trapped between his jet ski and rocks when he had come off his ski. The injuries that he had sustained had prevented him from getting back onto his ski. The crew had been tasked to assist with his recovery, however one of his fellow skiers had managed to rescue him in the surf and had returned him to the harbour.

The crew who train weekly for rescues like this, were waiting on the beach to recover him and administered casualty care before removing him from the beach to the boat shed, where they continued with casualty care until the paramedics arrived.

The boat had been ready to launch but wasn't required. The jet ski was recovered to the beach in Stonehaven bay.

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