All Loch Ness RNLI's female crew respond to shout on International Women's Day

Lifeboats News Release

The RNLI crew on Loch Ness were tasked to assist the fire service in removing deceased cattle from the shore near a popular tourist attraction.

RNLI/David Ferguson

Female Launch Authorities alongside female crew on International Women's' Day
Earlier today the volunteer RNLI crew on Loch Ness were tasked on their first shout of 2019, to the pier at Urquhart Castle to assist the fire brigade in removing deceased cattle from the shore.

Appropriately for International Women's Day, all four of Loch Ness' operational crew were involved, with two female crew members on the lifeboat.

For more information please contact David Ferguson, Loch Ness Volunteer Press Officer (LPO) via Loch-Ness Lifeboat Station <[email protected]>

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