RNLI Fraserburgh Tasked to Man in Water
Fraserburgh Lifeboat was launched 16 September 2019 at 18.20 after the Coastguard had received reports of a person in the water at Buchanhaven.
Coxswain Vic Sutherland, Kenneth Ritchie, Stephen Brown, Jason Flett, John May, William McDonald, and Martyn Runcie, 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 person had made their way out of the water and was in a safe area.
The lifeboat was being stood down and could return to Fraserburgh
Fraserburgh Lifeboat returned to station, and was washed down and refuelled and made ready for the next service.
A good outcome with the person safe and well.
Members of the public are reminded that if they see anyone in danger at sea to phone the Coastguard immediately on 999.
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.