Search for Missing Pensioner
Stonehaven volunteer crew were paged at 01.30 hours to assist in the search for a missing pensioner
The lady had been reported missing after being dropped of at home earlier in the evening. The crew were tasked by the Coastguard to search Stonehaven bay and down to Dunotter Castle. The boat launched and headed out to undertake search patterns of the area. The rest of the crew were tasked to search the shoreline from the harbour area along the beach to Cowie.
After 3 hours nothing was found and the boat was stood down. The boat returned to the station, was cleaned, refuelled and back ready for service at 04.30am.
We were contacted again by the Coastguard at 07.50am to get ready to launch, to search the area again but as we were waiting for further instructions from them the lady was located and the search called off.
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 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.