Stonehaven RNLI respond to jet skier in trouble
Stonehaven RNLI volunteer called to a jet skier in Stonehaven Bay.
The crew launched the Atlantic 75 'Miss Betty' with three crew on board and made speed to the stricken skier. On arrival at the casualty, it was discovered that his jet ski had broken down and he was unable to make his way back to shore.
The crew set up a tow and assisted the skier aboard the lifeboat. They then towed the ski back to the harbour.
The casualty was uninjured but very grateful to the crew for there assistance. The boat was then refuelled and made ready for service once again.
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.