Invergordon RNLI launched to person in water in Cromarty Firth

Lifeboats News Release

The crew pagers sounded at 9:03am on Thursday 25 November from UK Coastguard Aberdeen Operations room requesting the launching of the Invergordon Lifeboat to reports of a person in the water in the Cromarty Firth.

Invergordon Lifeboat in Cromarty Firth

RNLI/Michael MacDonald

Invergordon Lifeboat in Cromarty Firth
The Volunteer crew assembled and Shannon Class Lifeboat ‘RNLI Agnes AP Barr’ RNLI 13-37 which holds 9500 names as part of the RNLI Launch a Memory campaign for service left harbour to meet with the tug vessel working in the nearby vicinity.

Arriving on scene within two minutes of departing the harbour, the casualty was recovered to the workboat with assistance from work colleagues and was in process of warming up, two volunteer crew went on board, and casualty care assessed the male and despite no injuries, was taken onto the Lifeboat and transported to the West Harbour berth to the waiting Scottish Ambulance Crew before being conveyed to hospital for further checks.

The Lifeboat was released from service and where she was washed down, refuelled, cleaned to COVID-19 guidelines, and made ready for service shortly after 10.15am.

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