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Longhope RNLI lifeboat rushed to Duncansby Head this afternoon

Lifeboats News Release

The lifeboat went to Duncansby Head after reports of an abandoned pushchair on the cliff path.

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Longhope RNLI lifeboat

The volunteer lifeboat crew were paged at 12.05pm and, being already aboard the boat for a planned visit to Burray Harbour Day, were able to launch immediately.

With winds 4 to 6, good visibility and moderate sea conditions the lifeboat quickly reached the area near John O’Groats and proceeded to search a extensive stretch of the coastline to the west and north of Duncansby Head, as directed by the UK Coastguard.

The Y-boat was launched to to facilitate close inspection of the shore line; however, after a thorough search revealed no sign of any casualties or anyone in distress, the crew were stood down.

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Longhope RNLI lifeboat

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