Kessock Lifeboat launches to aid of casualty trapped by tide at Rosemarkie
The volunteer crew at RNLI’s Lifeboat Kessock launched into action today to the assistance of a person reported as trapped by the rising tide near Rosemarkie.
UK Coastguard paged the crew at 2.11pm and the RNLI crew assembled at Craigton Point. Four boat crew plus shore crew launched their Atlantic 85, the Robert and Isobel Mowat, into the inner Moray Firth to make best speed in very wet conditions to the scene.
On arrival at the rocks the Kessock crew located the single person and the crew assessed the situation and made a plan to transfer the casualty to the lifeboat.
The person was successfully recovered to the lifeboat, checked over by the casualty carers onboard and then escorted to the waiting Coastguard Rescue Team standing by at Fortrose.
Helm Tom Booth said, “Today’s casualty was very grateful to be rescued and had done the right thing by having a means to call for help, and using it to call the Coastguard. Our volunteer crew displayed quick thinking and teamwork to effect a swift recovery and demonstrated how well our training prepares us for any situation we might face.”
Once the casualty was safely in the care of the medical team ashore the Kessock crew returned to the station where the boat was washed, refuelled and made ready for the next service.
Doug Grant, Kessock Helm, reminded the public, “It’s always a good idea to check the tide times for your local area or further afield when you intend to walk by the sea. There are free apps readily available online.”
The RNLI provides first class training and equipment, guidance and support to all volunteers, from volunteer lifeboat crew to shop volunteers and event marshals. Find out more about the opportunities available near you at www.rnli.org/volroles.
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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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