Portree Lifeboat Crew during Christmas Day 2019
Portree Lifeboat Crewman William Humphrey will be on call during Christmas Day whilst working the day shift at the Cuillin Hills Hotel.
Will recently joined the crew this year.
There has been a regular site of a yellow bag being pulled around the Sound of Raasay in recent months. This is Will's survival bag which he pulls round with him as he wild swims around the Sound.
RNLI is facing a Perfect Storm, we're busier than ever, people are still drowning but our income is down.
Visit RNLI.ORG/ThePerfectStorm to donate.
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 238 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and 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.
Learn more about the RNLI
For more information please visit the RNLI website or Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. News releases, videos and photos are available on the News Centre.
Contacting the RNLI - public enquiries
Members of the public may contact the RNLI on 0300 300 9990 (UK) or 1800 991802 (Ireland) or by email.