Aberdeen’s lifeboats in three-hour search for missing person
Aberdeen's volunteer lifeboat crews were paged shortly before 1230 today, Sunday 30 September, to assist Police Scotland in a search for a person missing from Cove, south of Aberdeen.
The city's relief Severn class all-weather lifeboat 'Beth Sell' and D-class inshore lifeboat 'James Bisset Simpson' put to sea.
After a three-hour search, and with nothing found, the lifeboats were stood down and returned to station to be readied for next service.
The crews were pleased to see Police Scotland statements published confirming that the missing person had subsequently been traced onshore.
Key facts about the RNLI
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.