RNLI workers searched Loch Ness for a reported sinking motorcruiser but no boat was found

An RNLI training session was interrupted on Tuesday when a call came in regarding a sinking motorcruiser, but despite the best efforts of rescue workers no boat was found.

The RNLI received the call just after 8pm on Tuesday alerting them to a motorcruiser that was reported as low in the water or sinking near the Cobb Memorial, about two miles south of Urquhart Castle.

But after searching for two hours, and with no further reports of vessels or persons in danger, the crew was stood down.

Martin Douglas, volunteer crewmember at Loch Ness RNLI, said, “At times like this your emotions are fairly mixed – particularly as motorcruisers often contain whole families on holiday. Hopefully this was a sincere report from a concerned individual reporting something that didn’t seem right.”

Credit: RNLI