RRT springs into action – this time in PERTH, UK

Once again RRT springs into action but this time in Perth, UK…!

On Sunday evening, 23rd February there was a rescue operation in the centre of Perth by the River Tay. Eight fire and rescue tenders along with five other emergency forces raced to the scene from across Tayside. Teams from RNLI, the Coast Guards and the RAF joined the Fire, Police and Ambulance services in the operation forming an incredible array of specialised teams for every eventuality.

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RRT set up within the cordon

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8 thoughts on “RRT springs into action – this time in PERTH, UK”

  1. Granny says:

    It never ceases to amaze me the way Rescue personnel will risk their own lives to try and locate a missing person, even like in this case, when they were going on a report, and never actually found anyone.
    They certainly deserve all the support that the RRT can give them.
    Well done all!

  2. M-TL says:

    Thanks – Someone had allegedly fallen in! Its a very fast flowing river & tidal. – Not easy to check out in the dark! At the point that the operation was standing down sadly no one had been found. I have to say the rescue teams put out an incredible effort and deserved the refreshments!

    1. ... says:

      Presumably the person was found? Did they survive? …Very interested to hear the outcome of these invaluable efforts… by both the emergency services & RRT.

    2. Geoff says:

      What most people don’t realise is that the River Tay is Britain’s second fastest flowing river, and has by far the greatest output, which makes the rescue effort by the emergency services a great feat. They Tay has a mean flow rate of 100-120 cu metres per second (1 cumec = 1000 litres or 220 gallons) and is in spate just now, and is flowing at approx twice that rate.

    3. HH says:

      Thanks for all the tech-o stuff Geoff – very enlightening. Great respect for the emergency teams and the reliable support of the RRT.

  3. !!! says:

    Awesome Job ! but what was actually rescued ?! 🙂

  4. Bert says:

    Well done! What were the emergency services there for had someone gone missing?

  5. VR says:

    What was the rescue operation for?

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