Buckie crew to the rescue of shaken fisherman

Lifeboat called out a second time in 24 hours.
Lifeboat called out a second time in 24 hours.

THERE WAS LITTLE rest up for the Buckie Lifeboat when the emergency crew were called out for a second time on Tuesday.

The William Blannin had been out on a call until 1am helping in the search for a teenager outside Lossiemouth Harbour late on Monday evening – finally being stood down after he was found safe and well on shore.

The Buckie RNLI boat was out again shortly after 3pm when a member of the public noted a creel boat in trouble just off Craigenroan Island near the town. The boat had been seen to drift for more than an hour.

A spokesman for Aberdeen Coastguard said: “The boat was seen to be experiencing difficulties just off a small island near Buckie.”

The alarm was raised when a member of the public spotted the Findochty registered boat Integrity’s skipper Sandy Robertson signalling frantically after his engine had failed. The Lifeboat towed the stricken boat and her shaken skipper back to Buckie Harbour where they were met by a Coastguard rescue team.