Lifeboat launched to rescue fishermen

The lifeboat's daughter 'Y' rescue craft was used to rescue the casualties
The lifeboat's daughter 'Y' rescue craft was used to rescue the casualties

The Peterhead lifeboat was launched on Wednesday morning (August 26) to recover two stranded fishermen off rocks at the foot of cliffs near Slains Castle.

The Tamar lifeboat ‘The Misses Robertson of Kintail’ was called out with its volunteer crew at around 9.30am.

After an emergency 999 call to the Aberdeen Coastguard, the Peterhead lifeboat was requested to launch to rescue the two fishermen after their boat’s engine had broken down.

The pair had managed to climb on to rocks at the foot of cliffs near Slains Castle as their boat sank.

The lifeboat’s daughter ‘Y’ boat rescue craft was used to lift the casualties safely from the rocks and on to the lifeboat.

After returning to ground, the two casualties were taken to Cruden Bay harbour suffering from mild hypothermia and some scratches, and were met by the Coastguard and an ambulance.

The lifeboat was then stood down and returned to its berth at Peterhead Harbour, at approximately 11.30am.