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Peterhead lifeboat searches for body

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Peterhead RNLI Lifeboat Launches to recover possible human body from 8 NM N E of Peterhead.

Crewman finds a white suit floating on the water

RNLI Peterhead

Peterhead lifeboat finds white suit

The RNLI Peterhead Tamar Lifeboat The Misses Robertson of Kintail with its volunteer crew, was requested to launch by UK Coastguard on Friday 17 February 2017 at 11 am to recover a possible human body reported as being seen from a commercial helicopter 8 miles North East of Peterhead.

The lifeboat carried out a plotted search of the area, and remarkably found a white protective suit similar to that which a painter might wear, floating on the water. After establishing that all was well, and recovering the suit, the lifeboat was stood down at approximately 12.30pm, and returned to its berth at 1pm.

Andy Brown, Peterhead lifeboat coxswain said that 'They started a plotted search at the original reported position of the “body”, worked out the tide direction and after a number of search legs spotted the white suit.'

The sea condition was calm, wind was S by W force 2 - 3 and visibility was good.

The search pattern of Peterhead lifeboat. Green emblem is satart purole emblem is location of suit

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Peterhead lifeboat plot of search pattern

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