Lifeboat called out twice over weekend

The Coastguard Rescue helicopter at Cruden Bay winches aboard the climber who fell near Slains Castle
The Coastguard Rescue helicopter at Cruden Bay winches aboard the climber who fell near Slains Castle

The Peterhead lifeboat launched twice at the weekend as a result of emergency calls.

Aberdeen Marine & Coastguard Agency requested the RNLI Peterhead Lifeboat to be launched with its voluntary crew on Saturday (June 18) at 12.45am to a report of a person suspected of having fallen into the harbour.

After searching for around an hour, the possible casualty was found at the Fisherman’s Mission and the lifeboat was stood down.

The second call was received at 10.15am on Sunday (June 19) to aid in the recovery of a fallen climber on the cliffs north of Slains Castle.

The climber was injured in the fall and was assisted by lifeboat crew, and coastguard personnel prior to the arrival of a search and rescue helicopter from Inverness.

The casualty was lifted by the helicopter and taken to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary.