It was a terrible illustration for those who volunteer for lifeboat duty of just how dangerous the job can be.
The legacies of 16 men killed in a north-east helicopter crash have been remembered with the naming of a new lifeboat.
Lifeboat crews alongside paramedics are currently on route after an emergency call was made to an injured person on Knoydart. The RNLI team received a call of a person injured at around 12.27pm today. Ambulance paramedics are being transported to the person by the lifeboat team. More to follow.
A new lifeboat has been named in memory of 16 men who lost their lives in a helicopter tragedy a decade ago.
Coastguard teams have been called to several incidents off the north-east coast this afternoon.
A teenager was rescued from Thurso Beach last night after falling and becoming trapped in rocks.
Aberdeen beach tragedy: Authorities trying to trace families of women who died after ‘underestimating’ treacherous conditions
An extensive investigation is under way following the deaths of two women in a tragic midnight swimming accident off Aberdeen beach.
A rescue crew was sent from Loch Ness Lifeboat Station shortly after 11pm tonight.
Two women died after getting into difficulties while swimming in the sea at a city beach.
Two women have died after being pulled from the sea following a major rescue operation off a city beach.
Two people have died after being pulled from the sea off Aberdeen beach.
Women killed in Aberdeen beach tragedy were foreign nationals who may have ‘underestimated the conditions’
Two women aged 22 and 36 have died in a tragic incident at Aberdeen esplanade.
Two horses and their riders have been rescued after becoming stuck in thick mud while riding on a beach on the Wirral coast.
A crewman from a floundering fishing vessel near Barra was rescued by two passing vessels and a lifeboat this morning.
Members of a north lifeboat crew were called to an injured woman only five minutes away from its base - at the same time they were being presented with a cheque for its work.
Police have been joined by the coastguard and firefighters in the search for a missing pensioner who has dementia.
Tributes have poured in for the founder of the North Kessock RNLI branch after her death at the age of 102.
A north-east lifeboat crew were yesterday called into action to help a stricken trawler.
A 22-year-old female student was rescued by a coastguard rescue team and the RNLI lifeboat from Oban yesterday afternoon after falling whilst out climbing with a group and suffering a leg injury.
A north-east man has died after spending almost an hour in the icy North Sea.
A north lifeboat crew acted quickly to stop a 50ft yacht from drifting into the path of ships in the Cromarty Firth after it drifted from its berth in stormy seas.
Heroic fundraising efforts of mum who lost her only son in North Sea crash 10 years ago pulls in £40,000 for RNLI
A “poignant” fundraiser for north-east lifeboats, organised by a woman who lost her only son in a North Sea helicopter disaster nearly ten years ago, raised £40,000 at the weekend.
A lifeboat crew have described their relief when they found that a horsebox swamped by the sea on the Holy Island causeway was empty.
A woman who died after getting into difficulty in water off the Isle of Harris has been named by police.
A woman has died after getting into difficulty in water off the Isle of Harris.
The RNLI reacted quickly to rescue a man who was struggling in the River Thames, pulling off the feat underneath Woolwich Pier.
Lifeboat crews were toasted at a north-east bar as charity funds were handed over.
An eerie silence fell over Hoy in Orkney yesterday and flags at lifeboat stations around the country were lowered to half-mast as eight crew members of the tragic Longhope Lifeboat disaster were commemorated after half a century.
A village is to mark 50 years since a lifeboat disaster which devastated the small community.
Poignant commemorations are to take place in Orkney to mark the 50th anniversary.
Fire crews transported by helicopter and lifeboat as fire wreaks havoc through Fair Isle bird observatory
A fire crew had to be flown in by Coastguard helicopter after a blaze broke out at a world-famous bird observatory on the remote Fair Isle near Shetland.
A lifeboat and helicopter were called out to help a man reportedly struggling in the sea near Benbecula this evening.