RNLI Invergordon early morning launch to reports of person in water

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RNLI Invergordon launched by Aberdeen Coastguard on request of Police Scotland to locate & assist a female reported to enter the River Nairn.

ALB & Nairn Harbour

RNLI/Michael MacDonald

ALB & Nairn Harbour
The RNLI Invergordon lifeboat crew were paged at 2:41am on Sunday 15th July, launching their Trent Class lifeboat, 'Douglas Aikman Smith' quickly with 7 crew on board, with reports that a female had entered the water of the River Nairn at Bridge Street, where she appeared to exit but then re-enter.

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.

ALB returning to berth with Sunrise

RNLI/Michael MacDonald

ALB returning to berth with Sunrise

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