RNLI Fraserburgh Tasked to Man in Water

Lifeboats News Release

Fraserburgh Lifeboat was launched 16 September 2019 at 18.20 after the Coastguard had received reports of a person in the water at Buchanhaven.

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Fraserburgh Lifeboat leaving berth

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.

RNLI/Billy Watson

Fraserburgh Lifeboat leaving harbour

RNLI/Stuart Fenty

Fraserburgh Lifeboat heading for scene of casualty

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Fraserburgh Lifeboat was stood down after passing Rattray

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Fraserburgh Lifeboat heading for home

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Fraserburgh Lifeboat being made ready for next service

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