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RNLI Loch Ness volunteers search for a missing kayaker

On Tuesday 31st May 2016 our volunteers were paged to assist in the search for a missing kayaker who had been reported overdue by a fellow paddler.
The RNLI Loch Ness lifeboat, crewed by Stuart Latham, Joy Cameron and Leanne Greatrex, were joined by the Coastguard Search and Rescue helicopter from Inverness and officers from Police Scotland.
After a thorough search, the helicopter crew spotted and person fitting the description of the missing kayaker ashore at Invermoriston.
The lifeboat was tasked to investigate and it was confirmed that this was the individual being searched for and that he was fit and well.
Other members of the operational crew and shore team frovided support from the lifeboat station near Drumnadrochit.

Key facts about the RNLI

The Royal National Lifeboat Institution is the charity that saves lives at sea. Our volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service in the United Kingdom and Ireland from 238 lifeboat stations, including four along the River Thames and inland lifeboat stations at Loch Ness, Lough Derg, Enniskillen, Carrybridge and Lough Ree. Additionally the RNLI has more than 1,000 lifeguards on over 240 beaches around the UK and operates a specialist flood rescue team, which can respond anywhere across the UK and Ireland when inland flooding puts lives at risk.

The RNLI relies on public donations and legacies to maintain its rescue service. As a charity it is separate from, but works alongside, government-controlled and funded coastguard services. Since the RNLI was founded in 1824 our lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved at least 140,000 lives. Volunteers make up 95% of the charity, including 4,600 volunteer lifeboat crew members and 3,000 volunteer shore crew. Additionally, tens of thousands of other dedicated volunteers raise funds and awareness, give safety advice, and help in our museums, shops and offices.

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The RNLI is a charity registered in England and Wales (209603) and Scotland (SC037736). Charity number 20003326 in the Republic of Ireland