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Loch Ness lifeboat has busiest-ever day

Loch Ness RNLI on one of Wednesday's rescues Image copyright Loch Ness RNLI
Image caption Loch Ness RNLI on one of Wednesday's rescues

Loch Ness RNLI have attended three separate incidents on their busiest day ever.

The first call, shortly before 11:00, was to assist an 8.3m yacht which had run aground near Glenmoriston.

Before returning to base, they were called to Temple Pier to help with a motor cruiser which had a rope caught in its propeller.

Shortly after returning to base at 14:45, the lifeboat was called out to a yacht drifting near Urquhart Castle.

A statement from the RNLI Loch Ness lifeboat station said: "A memorable day for the volunteers at Loch Ness boathouse in a year that is shaping up to be their busiest yet."

A lifeboat on Loch Ness was first introduced in 2008.

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