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Lifeboats News Release

Stonehaven volunteer crew were paged by HM Coastguard at 14.00hrs to assist Police Scotland.

There was an ongoing incident at Dunnottar Castle which required support from the lifeboat. The crew were tasked to provide safety cover and under take a shore line search of the area. The incident was resolved quickly and the boat stood down.
As the boat was returning to the harbour they were then tasked to assist a small fishing boat with 3 persons on board which had broken down and was drifting towards the rocks. The crew established a tow line and towed the boat back to the harbour with all 3 persons safe and well.
The boat was then refuelled and made ready for service again.

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