Late Night Call for Stromness RNLI volunteers

Lifeboats News Release

The volunteer crew members of Stromness RNLI Lifeboat Station were paged late on the evening of Thursday 1 September to help in the search for a person reported missing in the West Mainland area of Orkney

High, dramatic, grassy-topped cliffs with calm sea and a few rocks below.

RNLI/Richard Clubley

West Mainland cliffs, Orkney
The crew of Violet Dorothy and Kathleen launched their boat around 10.30pm on Thursday 1 September to join the search along the West Mainland areas of Yesnaby and Marwick Head in Orkney.

Whilst looking along the shore and in-shore waters, the crew received the welcome news, just before midnight, that the person had been found safe and well on shore.

The lifeboat was stood down and returned to her berth in Stromness which she reached at around half past the hour. Many thanks to the crew for their service and diligence in the search.

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