RNLI crew rescues family from Loch Ness boat

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DRAMATIC footage of a family being rescued by the RNLI after running aground has been released.

RNLI Loch Ness lifeboat volunteers raced to respond to an emergency call after a family on holiday in a cruiser on Loch Ness ran aground at the Foyers river mouth.

A rescue crew were dispatched to a river mouth at Loch Ness after a family got into difficulty at a river mouth. Picture: Screengrab
A rescue crew were dispatched to a river mouth at Loch Ness after a family got into difficulty at a river mouth. Picture: Screengrab

Crew members Llewi Bailey, Jamie MacPherson and Martin Douglas took the Atlantic 75 class lifeboat to rescue the family on holiday from Stourport-on-Severn, Worcestershire.

The Drumnadrochit based volunteers found the cruiser hard aground. No-one on board was injured.

RNLI volunteer crew member LLewi Bailey said: “This was my first rescue as a crew member and it is good to know that all the training has paid off. The family did exactly the right thing by calling for assistance, had their lifejackets on and complied with every instruction given. We are also very grateful to Gordon on the MV Monadliath who took the family out of the rain and made them very comfortable, exactly the response you’d expect from the maritime community.”

 

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