Press Notice No: 91-12
Saturday, July 21, 2012
Posted 06:50 GMT
SEARCH FOR MISSING PERSON, BANFF BAY
A search is underway off the Moray Coast for a man who entered the water in the early hours of the morning.
Aberdeen Coastguard was forwarded an emergency call from Ambulance Control at 2:30am from a member of the public informing them of a person in the water in need of assistance at Banff Bay.
Coastguard Rescue teams from Buckie, Portsoy, Banff and Gardenstown were sent to the scene to conduct a shoreline search with the Moray Coastguard Sector Manager. A Rescue helicopter from RAF Lossiemouth was scrambled and Macduff and Buckie RNLI lifeboats were requested to launch.
Hayley Morden, Watch Officer, Aberdeen Coastguard, says:
We understand that the missing man entered the water at approximately 2am with his two friends. The two friends are safe and well, but unfortunately we have not yet found the missing man, and the search is ongoing.
We would like to remind the public to call 999 and ask for the coastguard whenever in difficulty on or along the coast.
Posted By: Fiona Warren
For further details contact:
The Maritime & Coastguard Agency Press Office
023 8032 9401