A Police Officer and 2 unknown members of the public pulled a person from the sea in Stonehaven Bay this afternoon.
At 3.00pm Aberdeen Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre received a call from a member of the public telling them that someone was in the water at Stonehaven Bay.
The RNLI lifeboat based at Aberdeen headed through choppy seas to the scene whilst the Stonehaven Coastguard Rescue Team went to the breakwater at the Tolbooth Car Park. The Air Rescue Coordination Centre were asked to send a helicopter to the scene and sent Rescue Bond 1.
A Police Officer and 2 unknown members of the public pulled the person from the sea on to the shore. The helicopter took them straight from there to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary for urgent medical attention.
Aberdeen Coastguard Watch Manager Kevin Brown said:
We’re not sure how the person came to be in the water. The people who pulled them from the sea to the shore was incredibly brave given the rough conditions on the breakwater in Stonehaven today (18 January 2014).
With choppy seas and large waves we would urge members of the public to take extra care along our coastline at this time. If you do get into difficulty, or spot someone else in trouble, call 999 straight away and ask for the coastguard.
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