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Peterhead RNLI lifeboat launches after report of stranded casualty

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Peterhead RNLI lifeboat launches after report of stranded casualty on rocks.

The RNLI Peterhead Tamar Lifeboat The Misses Robertson of Kintail was requested to launch by UK Coastguard on Sunday 8 October 2017 at 9.52 am with its volunteer crew to a reported sighting of a possible cockle picker stranded on rocks near Buchanhaven pier. After it was discovered that the casualty was possibly a bird, and no one was in danger, the lifeboat was stood down at 10.18 am, and returned to its station at 10.40 am. This shout will be recorded as a false alarm with good intent. The sea conditions were calm, and wind was W 8 - 12 knots. Visibility was excellent.

Peterhead Lifeboat is always interested to hear from anyone wishing to help save lives at sea by joining the fund raising team, or the crew. If you think you have some spare time to help raise funds to save lives at sea, or you have what it takes to be a member of the lifeboat crew, then please contact us at Peterhead lifeboat station on 01779 473331

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David Anderson, Peterhead Lifeboat Press Officer,

07850 956130, dbasafety@aol.com

Gemma McDonald, RNLI Regional Media Officer, 01738 642956, 07826 900639, gemma_mcdonald@rnli.org.uk

Henry Weaver, RNLI Regional Media Manager, 01738 642986, 07771 943026, henry_weaver@rnli.org.uk


RNLI Press Office, 01202 336789

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