Major search off Seahouses for missing diver

Lifeboats News Release

Seahouses Lifeboats called to search for missing diver last seen just north of Longstone Island.

Seahouses ALB

RNLI/Ian Clayton

Seahouses ALB
At 11:39hr on Sunday 17 October 2021, Seahouses Lifeboat Crew were preparing to hold a Crew Hog Roast Social Event that lunchtime, when their pagers sounded for immediate launch of both lifeboats. UK Coastguard had received a Mayday distress call from a dive boat, just north of Longstone Island, reporting a missing diver. Both Lifeboats launched and joined other vessels in the area, to carry out an extensive and detailed search with Seahouses All Weather Lifeboat acting as “On Scene Commander”. Coastguard Rescue Helicopter 199 from Prestwick was also tasked, with the Maritime Coastguard Rescue Coordination Centre at Bridlington, coordinating the rescue resources. Local coastguard officers and the police were also in attendance at Seahouses Harbour.

After an extensive search, the Prestwick Rescue Helicopter 199 went to refuel at a local airfield, and the Rescue Helicopter 912 from Hull joined the search. Local charter boats and dive boats had also joined to assist the search. So far, nothing has been found, and the search will continue for the present time.

Seahouses ILB

RNLI/Ian Clayton

Seahouses ILB
Rescue 199 from Prestwick

RNLI/Ian Clayton

Rescue 199 from Prestwick

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