RNLI Invergordon early morning launch to reports of person in water
RNLI Invergordon launched by Aberdeen Coastguard on request of Police Scotland to locate & assist a female reported to enter the River Nairn.
Making best speed up the calm Cromarty Firth and out through the Sutors and across the Moray Firth to the Nairn Harbour entrance, the crew had already prepared the daughter XP Boat for immediate deployment once on scene.
Aberdeen Coastguard requested a river bank search from the Harbour to the main road bridge and a sweep of the harbour om the return leg.
The 2 volunteer crew began the search while the All-weather Lifeboat remained on location at the harbour entrance.
With 4 people located but nothing un-toward reported, the 2 crew navigated XP boat back to the Lifeboat where Aberdeen and local Coastguards teams were satisfied and therefore the Aberdeen Command Centre request we stand down at 4:33am.
Once the daughter craft was recovered, the crew made their way back to the berth at Invergordon West Harbour with the rising sun in the background where the Lifeboat was refuelled and made ready for service at 5:25am.
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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, in a normal year, 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.