Second Call Out This Week for Stonehaven Lifeboat.

Lifeboats News Release

Stonehaven volunteer lifeboat crew were paged again on Tuesday 17th December at 12.49 by Aberdeen Coastguard to assist Police Scotland.

Atlantic 85

RNLI/Lorraine Clark

Atlantic 85
The volunteer crew were asked to assist after reports of a vulnerable person at the cliff edge.
The Atlantic 85 'Jamie Hunter' was launched with 4 crew on board and made their way south of Stonehaven near Dunnottar Castle.
When they arrived they were stood down after Police Scotland had the person within their care.
On their way back to the station they were tasked again by Aberdeen Coastguard to stand by as a gentleman had fallen at Dunottar Castle and sustained an injury. It was thought that the crew may have been needed to assist with taking the casualty ashore. However the crew weren't required and the boat and crew made their way back to the harbour to be refuelled and ready for service once again.

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