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Byline: The Invergordon RNLI lifeboat “Douglas Aikman Smith” launched yesterday evening to the reports of a despondent person in difficulty on Nairn Beach.
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The Volunteer crew launched the All-weather
Trent Class Lifeboat at 10.53pm with a crew of 7 to undertake an extensive search
of the East and West Beach shorelines.

 

Aberdeen Coastguard co-ordinated the search,
along with local Coastguard Teams, Police Scotland, & Scottish Fire and
Rescue covering an extensive area of the town’s shoreline.

 

With a full search complete and nothing
reported, the agencies regrouped at Nairn Harbour and planned a walking line
search with the Lifeboat providing search lights and a water search, it was
agreed that launching white Parachute flares along the coast would help
illuminate the search path which consisted of shoreline and sand dune areas to
assist the walking line search party.

 

With no trace of the person, Aberdeen
Coastguard were happy for the Lifeboat to stand down as they believed the
reported person was not in the water at this time.

 

The Lifeboat was stood down at 01:46am and
returned to the Invergordon West Harbour berth around 02:15am where the boat
was refuelled and made ready for service.

 

Reports are advising the person was located
around 08.00am this morning, and is now receiving the treatment required. 

Byline: The Invergordon RNLI lifeboat “Douglas Aikman Smith” launched yesterday evening to the reports of a despondent person in difficulty on Nairn Beach.
Page Content: The Volunteer crew launched the All-weather Trent Class Lifeboat at 10.53pm with a crew of 7 to undertake an extensive search of the East and West Beach shorelines.  

Aberdeen Coastguard co-ordinated the search, along with local Coastguard Teams, Police Scotland, & Scottish Fire and Rescue covering an extensive area of the town’s shoreline.  

With a full search complete and nothing reported, the agencies regrouped at Nairn Harbour and planned a walking line search with the Lifeboat providing search lights and a water search, it was agreed that launching white Parachute flares along the coast would help illuminate the search path which consisted of shoreline and sand dune areas to assist the walking line search party.  

With no trace of the person, Aberdeen Coastguard were happy for the Lifeboat to stand down as they believed the reported person was not in the water at this time.  

The Lifeboat was stood down at 01:46am and returned to the Invergordon West Harbour berth around 02:15am where the boat was refuelled and made ready for service.  

Reports are advising the person was located around 08.00am this morning, and is now receiving the treatment required.