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WATCH: Two people rescued from overturned catamaran off Cruden Bay coast


By Kyle Ritchie

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Two people were rescued from a capsized catamaran off the coast of Cruden Bay on Saturday.

A NorthLink ferry, Peterhead lifeboat and a fishing boat were all involved to help the pair at around 5.40pm.

The catamaran got into difficulties and the ferry MV Hrossey was diverted to assist and launched a fast rescue craft which helped one person from the water.

The fishing boat managed to retrieve the other person from the sea and they were taken back ashore by the Peterhead RNLI.

The catamaran was towed into Cruden Bay by the fishing vessel.

A video of the rescue can be seen below:

Peterhead lifeboat coxswain David Weir said: "The casualties had done their absolute best to right their vessel but were getting tired and needed assistance.

"They had also made the good decision to dress appropriately for the sea conditions.

"Despite the weather being very warm at the weekend, the sea around Scotland remains cold all year so the kit they had on kept them safe and alive."


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