Second Call Out This Week

Lifeboats News Release

Stonehaven volunteer crew were called out for the second time this week.

They were paged by the Coastguard at 17.43hrs to reports of something in the water at Newtonhill Harbour. The Atlantic 75 'Miss Betty' launched and made there way to Newtonhill Harbour where they were met by the land Coastguard team. The crew searched the area and north of the area due to tides but nothing was found.

The boat was stood down and returned to the station where it was cleaned and refuelled ready for service once again.

This was a call out with good intent.

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