Lifeboat called out to incident at Collieston

Casualty going to ambulance at Collieston - photo by RNLI

Casualty going to ambulance at Collieston - photo by RNLI

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Aberdeen Marine and Coastguard Agency requested the RNLI Peterhead Lifeboat to be launched to an incident of a person hanging on to an overturned dinghy just off Collieston harbour.

The RNLI Tamar Class Peterhead Lifeboat “Misses Robertson of Kintail” was called out with its voluntary crew at 10.35am on Wednesday, June 11.

Recovery of dinghy - photo by RNLI
Recovery of dinghy - photo by RNLI

As the lifeboat made passage to Collieston, they were informed by the Coastguard that the casualty had managed to get to the rocky shoreline and leave the water.

When the lifeboat arrived on scene, it was decided that the safest way to recover the casualty to the harbour and an ambulance was to use the daughter Y boat of the Tamar to retrieve him from the rocks, and return him to the harbour.

After the casualty, who had minor scratches and bruises, was handed over to the awaiting ambulance, the lifeboat returned to sea to recover the dinghy which was righted by the lifeboat crew, and towed back to the harbour.

The lifeboat was then stood down and returned to its berth at approximately 1.10pm.


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