A tense search and rescue operation is currently underway after a boat overturned near Macduff in Aberdeenshire. Emergency services, including the HM Coastguard helicopter and RNLI crews, swiftly responded to the incident that occurred at around 11.15am on Thursday, September 21. The exact number of individuals onboard the capsized vessel remains unknown at this time, and it is yet to be determined if there are any injuries.
According to a spokesperson from the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MC), the alarm was raised following reports of a capsized boat near the shores of Macduff. Upon receiving the distress call, the RNLI dispatched their all-weather lifeboat from Fraserburgh, as well as their in-shore lifeboat from Macduff. In addition, the HM Coastguard’s search and rescue helicopter from Inverness has been deployed. Fraserburgh and MacDuff Coastguard Rescue Teams have joined the efforts alongside the local police force, Police Scotland.
As this story continues to unfold, we are awaiting further updates from Police Scotland to shed more light on the incident. In the meantime, our thoughts are with those involved, and we hope for a swift and successful rescue operation.
Q: When and where did the boat capsizing incident occur?
A: The incident happened near the Macduff shoreline in Aberdeenshire on Thursday, September 21.
Q: What emergency services responded to the incident?
A: The HM Coastguard helicopter, RNLI crews, and local Coastguard Rescue Teams were all deployed to the scene.
Q: Do we know how many people were on the overturned boat?
A: The exact number of individuals onboard the vessel is still unknown.
Q: Have there been any reported injuries?
A: At this point, it is unclear if there are any injuries resulting from the incident.