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Byline: The Invergordon RNLI lifeboat “Douglas Aikman Smith” launched yesterday evening to a report of 4 walkers and their 2 dogs stranded on a rocky cliff side on the picturesque Black Isle.
Page Content: The Volunteer crew launched the All-weather Trent Class Lifeboat at 5:10pm
with a crew of 7 to undertake a search for the 4 friends, which were cut off by
the incoming tide whilst exploring the Rosemarkie shoreline.

 

Aberdeen Coastguard requested the launch to help locate, and rescue the 2
couples and their 2 pets who had become trapped by the rising tide after a walk
along the shoreline coastal path approx. 1 mile north of Rosemarkie beach
whilst on holiday from Edinburgh.

 

With light fading very quickly the crew instructed the stranded walkers
via Aberdeen Coastguard to use the torch setting on their mobile phones to help
pin point the exact location in order to volunteer crew to launch the
inflatable XP boat to navigate into the rocky shoreline.

 

With 2 crew on-board the daughter boat, the walkers and their Golden
Retriever (Hugo) and Dachshund (Ruby) were safely taken back to the Lifeboat
and with no injuries, albeit a little wet and cold.

 

Local Coastguard teams were on hand to help the walkers and their pet
companions at Fortrose harbour back onto dry land and enjoy the remainder of
their holiday

 

Invergordon Lifeboat Coxswain Andrew Murray stated “In the light of this evening’s
call-out, it was a swift and well executed rescue with the stranded walkers
helping out in by illuminating their location by using mobile phone lights to
attract crew.

 

The Lifeboat was refuelled and made ready for service by 7:10pm.

 

Byline: The Invergordon RNLI lifeboat “Douglas Aikman Smith” launched yesterday evening to a report of 4 walkers and their 2 dogs stranded on a rocky cliff side on the picturesque Black Isle.
Page Content: The Volunteer crew launched the All-weather Trent Class Lifeboat at 5:10pm with a crew of 7 to undertake a search for the 4 friends, which were cut off by the incoming tide whilst exploring the Rosemarkie shoreline.
 
Aberdeen Coastguard requested the launch to help locate, and rescue the 2 couples and their 2 pets who had become trapped by the rising tide after a walk along the shoreline coastal path approx. 1 mile north of Rosemarkie beach whilst on holiday from Edinburgh.  

With light fading very quickly the crew instructed the stranded walkers via Aberdeen Coastguard to use the torch setting on their mobile phones to help pin point the exact location in order to volunteer crew to launch the inflatable XP boat to navigate into the rocky shoreline.  

With 2 crew on-board the daughter boat, the walkers and their Golden Retriever (Hugo) and Dachshund (Ruby) were safely taken back to the Lifeboat and with no injuries, albeit a little wet and cold.  

Local Coastguard teams were on hand to help the walkers and their pet companions at Fortrose harbour back onto dry land and enjoy the remainder of their holiday  

Invergordon Lifeboat Coxswain Andrew Murray stated “In the light of this evening’s call-out, it was a swift and well executed rescue with the stranded walkers helping out in by illuminating their location by using mobile phone lights to attract crew.  

The Lifeboat was refuelled and made ready for service by 7:10pm.