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Byline: Invergordon RNLI Lifeboat was requested to attend an incident early this morning to a vehicle in distress on a slipway leading into the Cromarty Firth.
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Aberdeen
Coastguard activated the volunteer crew pagers shortly after 6.40am to a
vehicle submerged in water on the slipway by Invergordon Sailing Club.

 

The All-weather
Trent Class Lifeboat made best speed to the scene where 1 person was reported
to be in the Land Rover, with the tide flooding, crewmembers prepared the
inflatable daughter craft to aid with the rescue.

 

On
arrival, the Land Rover was up to the windscreen in water, and 2 volunteer crewmembers
safely made the connection to the vehicle and rescued person inside.

 

With no
injuries, the 2 volunteer crew made their way up the slipway with the casualty
to awaiting Scottish Ambulance Service crew who undertook a full medical
examination.

 

The
Lifeboat ‘Douglas Aikman Smith’ stood slightly offshore and with assistance
from the daughter XP craft, the 2 RNLI crew ashore and Invergordon Scottish
Fire and Rescue Service, the Land Rover was towed back to the safety of the
Invergordon Sailing Club Car park.

 

Once
all crew and daughter boat were recovered, the lifeboat made her way back to
the Invergordon West Harbour Berth, where was refuelled and made ready for
service for 8am

Byline: Invergordon RNLI Lifeboat was requested to attend an incident early this morning to a vehicle in distress on a slipway leading into the Cromarty Firth.
Page Content: Aberdeen Coastguard activated the volunteer crew pagers shortly after 6.40am to a vehicle submerged in water on the slipway by Invergordon Sailing Club.  

The All-weather Trent Class Lifeboat made best speed to the scene where 1 person was reported to be in the Land Rover, with the tide flooding, crewmembers prepared the inflatable daughter craft to aid with the rescue.  

On arrival, the Land Rover was up to the windscreen in water, and 2 volunteer crewmembers safely made the connection to the vehicle and rescued person inside.  

With no injuries, the 2 volunteer crew made their way up the slipway with the casualty to awaiting Scottish Ambulance Service crew who undertook a full medical examination.  

The Lifeboat ‘Douglas Aikman Smith’ stood slightly offshore and with assistance from the daughter XP craft, the 2 RNLI crew ashore and Invergordon Scottish Fire and Rescue Service, the Land Rover was towed back to the safety of the Invergordon Sailing Club Car park.  

Once all crew and daughter boat were recovered, the lifeboat made her way back to the Invergordon West Harbour Berth, where was refuelled and made ready for service for 8am