Invergordon-Lifeboat-called-to-assist-in-missing-person-search-on-Black-Isle

Byline: The Invergordon RNLI lifeboat “Douglas Aikman Smith” launched this morning to assist in a shoreline search of the Black Isle to reports of a missing local man.
Page Content: The Volunteer crew launched the All-weather
Trent Class Lifeboat at 9.37am with a crew of 7 to undertake an extensive search
of the winding shoreline between Ferryton Point and Cromarty Harbour.

Aberdeen Coastguard co-ordinated the Lifeboat search,
from Ferryton Point, to West Balblair, around Udale Bay and onwards east to
Cromarty Harbour.

 

Due the rocky shoreline and shallows of the
coastline, the XP daughter craft was deployed to conduct a close visual search of
Udale Bay with the All-weather lifeboat slightly further offshore.

 

With a search complete on the designated area
by both boats, the XP inflatable was recovered and Aberdeen Coastguard
requested a new search location East of Cromarty, round the South Sutor and
onto McFarquhar’s Bed as a measure of precaution.

 

As the Lifeboat began this new search leg, the
request to Stand Down from Aberdeen Coastguard was received as the missing male
from one of the local shoreline villages was found and receiving care by the
Scottish Ambulance Service teams.

 

The Lifeboat returned to Invergordon’s West
Harbour berth where Lifeboat was refuelled and made ready for service by
11:55am

 

Byline: The Invergordon RNLI lifeboat “Douglas Aikman Smith” launched this morning to assist in a shoreline search of the Black Isle to reports of a missing local man.
Page Content: The Volunteer crew launched the All-weather Trent Class Lifeboat at 9.37am with a crew of 7 to undertake an extensive search of the winding shoreline between Ferryton Point and Cromarty Harbour.

Aberdeen Coastguard co-ordinated the Lifeboat search, from Ferryton Point, to West Balblair, around Udale Bay and onwards east to Cromarty Harbour.  

Due the rocky shoreline and shallows of the coastline, the XP daughter craft was deployed to conduct a close visual search of Udale Bay with the All-weather lifeboat slightly further offshore.  

With a search complete on the designated area by both boats, the XP inflatable was recovered and Aberdeen Coastguard requested a new search location East of Cromarty, round the South Sutor and onto McFarquhar’s Bed as a measure of precaution.  

As the Lifeboat began this new search leg, the request to Stand Down from Aberdeen Coastguard was received as the missing male from one of the local shoreline villages was found and receiving care by the Scottish Ambulance Service teams.  

The Lifeboat returned to Invergordon’s West Harbour berth where Lifeboat was refuelled and made ready for service by 11:55am