Thurso RNLI lifeboat in search for boat adrift in river mouth

Lifeboats News Release

Thurso RNLI Lifeboat 'The Taylors' was launched at 10pm on Monday 10th February 2020 following a report from Police Scotland that a boat was adrift near the entrance to Thurso River. The lifeboat commenced a search of the area and the boat was located near the shore just east of the river mouth.

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RNLI lifeboat The Taylors returning to Scrabster at high tide
The inflatable 'Y' boat was launched with two volunteer crew members on board who were able to established no persons were on the boat.

Due to a particularly high tide and a large swell the vessel ended up ashore. Local Coastguard Teams located the boat and were able to secure it so it would not float away.

The Taylors returned to Scrabster and was refuelled ready for service at 10.35pm. RNLI Coxswain Dougie Munro said: 'It was important we found the boat to check there were no persons on board and also a boat adrift in the sea especially in the dark is a hazard to other ships'

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