Midnight call for Stromness RNLI Volunteers
Volunteers of Stromness Lifeboat crew were paged at 11pm last night to search for a person reported missing along the West Mainland cliffs.
They were joined by the Coastguard helicopter and local shore teams. After searching for almost three hours, a casualty was located on the shore and the lifeboat stood down at 1:45am today (Monday 13 June). She was back on her berth, fuelled and ready for service by 2:50am. Many thanks to all the crews involved for their efforts.
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 238 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and 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.
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