RNLI Fraserburgh Tasked to Capsized Vessel With Two Persons in Water
RNLI Fraserburgh Lifeboat was launched at 12.40pm on 15 September 2019 after reports that a 3 metre Rigid Inflatable Boat (RIB) had overturned at the mouth of the River Ugie and there were two persons in the water.
Coxswain Vic Sutherland, Kenneth Ritchie, John May, William MacDonald, Lindsay Palmer, Stuart Ross and Nathan Whyte had responded immediately to their pagers and were aboard the lifeboat as it sped to the scene.
They were passing Rattray Head when they got the good news that the persons were safe and well and had managed to get to the shore themselves, and that the lifeboat was being stood down.
The coastguards had helped recover their RIB and Fraserburgh Lifeboat returned to station, and was washed down and refuelled and made ready for the next service.
A good outcome with all safe and well and members of the public are reminded that if they see anyone in danger at sea to phone the Coastguard immediately on 999.
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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.