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Stromness RNLI responds to a diver in Scapa Flow

Lifeboats News Release

The volunteer crew of Stromness RNLI Lifeboat Station were called out yesterday afternoon (Tuesday 27 September) to attend to a diver in discomfort.

The crew responded to a call of a diver in discomfort and brought them onboard RNLB Violet Dorothy and Kathleen. The casualty was then transferred to the waiting ambulance crew at Houton ferry terminal.

Diving on the WW1 wrecks in Scapa Flow is hugely popular and several boats operate out of Stromness harbour taking individuals and clubs to the wreck sites. Occasionally divers are in need of the decompression chamber which is close by in Stromness.


Notes to editors

ยท Stromness lifeboat station has been operating since 1867. To learn more about the lifeboat station go to:

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Richard Clubley, RNLI Stromness Lifeboat Press Officer,

Natasha Bennett, RNLI Regional Media Officer for Scotland, 07826 900639, [email protected]

Martin Macnamara, RNLI Regional Media Manager for Scotland, 07920 365929, [email protected]

RNLI Press Office, 01202 336789

Diving gas cylinders leaning against boat rail with sun on the water beyond

RNLI/Richard Clubley

Calm day for diving
Fully kitted-up diver at the surface and being hoisted up to the boat

RNLI/Richard Clubley

Diver returning to the boat

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