Lifeboat launched to report of body in sea

Peterhead Lifeboat
Peterhead Lifeboat

The Peterhead lifeboat was launched today (Thursday) following an emergency call from the Aberdeen Marine and Coastguard Agency.

Lifeboat crew were called out at 2.20pm to a report of a possible body in the sea off Collieston.

A coastguard official and member of the public on scene identified the ‘body’ as a buoy with seaweed attached to it.

As a result the lifeboat was stood down, prior to its arrival on scene, and returned to its berth at 2.53pm.

The call is classed as being a false alarm with good intent.