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Search for missing diver

Dunbar Lifeboat was paged at 12:45pm on Sunday 24th of August by Aberdeen coastguard to help assist St Abbs Lifeboat and Eyemouth lifeboat in a search for a diver who did not resurface with the rest of his dive party.  The incident took place near St Abbs lighthouse were RAF rescue helicopter 131 from Boulmer, HM Coastguard teams, three lifeboats, and a number of diving and fishing vessels took place in an intense search from the shore and also above and below the sea. Although an extensive search was made by all vessels and dive groups the diver was not located. Aberdeen coastguard stood down Dunbar lifeboat at approximately 8:00pm were the made there way back to station.

On Monday morning Dunbar Lifeboat was asked to continue their search from 7:00am and proceed their way back up to the area and conduct a larger search. Over both days Dunbar lifeboat covered approximately 180 nautical miles thoroughly within their searches. St Abbs & Eyemouth lifeboats were also back on scene with a number of small dive vessels but unfortunately the diver was not found. All Lifeboats were asked to stand down at 2:30pm. Dunbar lifeboat returned to station where it was made ready for service at 3:00pm.


Dunbar Lifeboat crew would like to send its thoughts with the family and friends at this difficult time. 

Earlier Event: August 17
Long Day For Dunbar Lifeboat.
Later Event: September 1
ILB launches to a mayday.