Published: 11/07/2017 21:27 - Updated: 11/07/2017 21:33

RNLI involved in Macduff Harbour rescue operation

THE volunteer crew from RNLI Macduff assisted in the rescue operation at Macduff Harbour.

Macduff Harbour
The Coastguard helicopter at Macduff Harbour. Photo: RNLI/Mike Rawlins


The crew launched the Lydia Macdonald at 5.07pm on Tuesday, July 11 and was immediately on scene in the harbour.

RNLI spokesman Mike Rawlins said: "On arrival, the crew found colleagues from Scottish Ambulance Service and local Coastguard stations performing CPR on a middle-aged male who had been recovered from the water in the harbour.

"The crew and lifeboat stayed on scene to provide any assistance and safety cover during the incident."

A Coastguard rescue helicopter was called to the harbour and the casualty was airlifted at 5.50 pm and transported to hospital.

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