Invergordon Lifeboat launched to assist two persons stranded by tide
Invergordon’s Volunteer Lifeboat crew were launched at 11.37pm Monday 29 July to reports of 2 persons stranded on Nairn’s East Bar being cut off by the tide.
berth and made best speed up the Cromarty Firth and out through the Sutors in
from Findhorn deploying 2 persons on the bar, locating two males shortly after, which
seemed cold and slightly unwell, the decision was taken to transfer from the East Bar
via MIRO to the All-weather lifeboat for a full First Aid assessment and warming up
were transferred back across to MIRO due to tidal conditions, for the short trip up the
River Nairn to Nairn Harbour where awaiting Ambulance crews, Police and Coastguard
service to make its way to Invergordon’s West Harbour.
The Lifeboat was refuelled and made ready service by 1:20am
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.