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Byline: The Invergordon RNLI lifeboat “Douglas Aikman Smith” launched this afternoon to a report of 2 walkers stranded on a rocky cliff side on the picturesque Black Isle.
Page Content: The Volunteer crew launched the All-weather
Trent Class Lifeboat at 3:20pm with a crew of 5 to undertake an search for the
2 friends which were cut off by the incoming tide.

 

Aberdeen Coastguard requested the launch to
help locate, and rescue the 2 female walkers who had become trapped by the
rising tide after a walk along the shoreline coastal path, part of the Gallow
Hill, Cromarty Coastal route.

 

With excellent searching visibility, the 2
stranded friends were quickly spotted, with the crew ready to deploy the
daughter XP craft to navigate into the rocky shoreline.

 

With 2 crew on-board the daughter boat, the walkers
were safely taken back to the Lifeboat and with no injuries, a brisk trip round
the South Sutor headland to Cromarty Harbour where local Coastguard teams were
on hand to receive the casualties.

 

Invergordon Lifeboat Coxswain, Bruce Rae
stated “In the light of this afternoon’s call-out, and the pleasurable weather
condition’s, always remember about safety and ensure when our walking along
shorelines, you take into consideration tides and accessibility as part of your
route planning”

 

The Lifeboat was refuelled and made ready for
service by 5:00pm

Byline: The Invergordon RNLI lifeboat “Douglas Aikman Smith” launched this afternoon to a report of 2 walkers stranded on a rocky cliff side on the picturesque Black Isle.
Page Content: The Volunteer crew launched the All-weather Trent Class Lifeboat at 3:20pm with a crew of 5 to undertake an search for the 2 friends which were cut off by the incoming tide.  

Aberdeen Coastguard requested the launch to help locate, and rescue the 2 female walkers who had become trapped by the rising tide after a walk along the shoreline coastal path, part of the Gallow Hill, Cromarty Coastal route.  

With excellent searching visibility, the 2 stranded friends were quickly spotted, with the crew ready to deploy the daughter XP craft to navigate into the rocky shoreline.  

With 2 crew on-board the daughter boat, the walkers were safely taken back to the Lifeboat and with no injuries, a brisk trip round the South Sutor headland to Cromarty Harbour where local Coastguard teams were on hand to receive the casualties.  

Invergordon Lifeboat Coxswain, Bruce Rae stated “In the light of this afternoon’s call-out, and the pleasurable weather condition’s, always remember about safety and ensure when our walking along shorelines, you take into consideration tides and accessibility as part of your route planning”  

The Lifeboat was refuelled and made ready for service by 5:00pm