Peterhead RNLI assists in rescue of woman who falls down embankment

Lifeboats News Release

The volunteer crew at Peterhead RNLI launched today (Wednesday 5 August) at 2.14pm to assist a woman who had fallen at North Haven, near the Bullers of Buchan.

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Requested by HM Coastguard, the Peterhead RNLI Tamar class lifeboat RNLB The Misses Robertson of Kintail launched immediately.

Swiftly arriving on scene, the crew remained on standby ready to provide assistance while the woman was treated by paramedics.

A Coastguard team from Peterhead and the Coastguard Helicopter R151 from Inverness were on scene, along with Police Scotland and the Scottish Ambulance Service. The casualty was airlifted to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary.

Patrick Davidson, Deputy Coxswain at Peterhead RNLI, said: 'We arrived on scene ready to go ashore to the woman’s aid and as she was being treated by paramedics, we remained on scene to provide safety cover. The woman was airlifted to hospital by the Coastguard helicopter.

'There are very steep embankments in the North Haven area and it can get dangerous after a heavy rainfall like we have had recently. It can get really wet and boggy making the walking conditions extra difficult.

'This is the same location that Peterhead RNLI launched to assist two boys who came into some difficulty while fishing just under two weeks ago so we would like to remind the public to be aware of the inherent dangers when walking or fishing near cliff edges or steep embankments.

'Please always plan ahead by checking the weather and tide times and carry a means of calling for help.'


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