Peterhead RNLI Lifeboat Launches to report of missing person.

Lifeboats News Release

The RNLI Peterhead Relief Tamar Lifeboat Edward and Barbara Prigmore was requested to launch by UK Coastguard on Sunday 11 February 2018 at 0.24 am with its volunteer crew to a report of a missing person liable to be in the harbour or shore area of Peterhead.

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Searching the harbour

A number of coastguard teams were also summoned for the search. The lifeboat conducted a thorough search of all the harbour basins, the bay and the shoreline to the mouth of the river Ugie. No person was found, and the lifeboat was stood down and returned to its berth at 4 10 am. The sea conditions were 1 to 1.5 M swell, and wind was NW 6 – 16 Knots. Visibility was good.

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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Harbour search

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Track of Peterhead search

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