Second call of the weekend for Peterhead RNLI who launch to person in the water
Peterhead RNLI launched shortly after 6pm on Sunday (6 June) to reports of a person in water and cut of by tide near to Gadle Braes, Peterhead.
Arriving on scene shortly after the alarm was raised, the Tamar all-weather lifeboat,
Misses Robertson of Kintail, and her volunteer crew arrived on scene and deployed the lifeboats daughter craft - a smaller Y-boat - to recover the casualty back to the lifeboat. Two members of the UK Coastguard rescue team were helped ashore after attending to help the casualty.
The volunteer lifeboat crew returned to the berth a short time later. Commenting on the rescue, Coxswain Alan Robertson said: 'I'd like to thank the crew for the quick response, especially given the nature of the call. My thanks also goes to the harbour for their assistance in a swift launch.'
The lifeboat was made ready for service and the Peterhead volunteers carried on with their Sunday evening.
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.