Taking the plunge for Broch Lifeboat on Boxing Day

SWIMMERS BRAVE THE FREEZING WATERS OF THE BROCH HARBOUR TO RAISE FUNDS FOR THE RNLI ON THE BOXING DAY SWIM
SWIMMERS BRAVE THE FREEZING WATERS OF THE BROCH HARBOUR TO RAISE FUNDS FOR THE RNLI ON THE BOXING DAY SWIM

23 people braved the cold for Fraserburgh Lifeboat’s eighth annual swim to raise funds for the RNLI on Boxing Day.

With temperatures on the boat registering at 5.8C, divers managed to raise £476 from collection tins on the day.

SWIMMERS BRAVE THE FREEZING WATERS OF THE BROCH HARBOUR TO RAISE FUNDS FOR THE RNLI ON THE BOXING DAY SWIM.(KING/BROWN)

SWIMMERS BRAVE THE FREEZING WATERS OF THE BROCH HARBOUR TO RAISE FUNDS FOR THE RNLI ON THE BOXING DAY SWIM.(KING/BROWN)

And so far, around £3000 has been raised from sponsorship, with more still expected to be donated.

Over the 8 swims,around £47000 has been raised for the RNLI and it is hoped that this year’s takings will take the accumulative total over the £50,000 mark.

Vic Sutherland, coxswain mechanic for Fraserburgh Lifeboat Station, issued a ‘massive thank you’ to all the swimmers who took part and the town for rallying round the event.

He said: “That we got 23 swimmers to take part was brilliant.

SWIMMERS BRAVE THE FREEZING WATERS OF THE BROCH HARBOUR TO RAISE FUNDS FOR THE RNLI ON THE BOXING DAY SWIM

SWIMMERS BRAVE THE FREEZING WATERS OF THE BROCH HARBOUR TO RAISE FUNDS FOR THE RNLI ON THE BOXING DAY SWIM

“And thanks to the community, their support was brilliant.

“We can’t thank them enough for coming out on a winter’s day.”

He added that it was ‘touch and go’ whether the swim would take place.

It was the closest that the swim has ever gotten to being cancelled due to the weather, with the swell of the water causing concern.

SWIMMERS BRAVE THE FREEZING WATERS OF THE BROCH HARBOUR TO RAISE FUNDS FOR THE RNLI ON THE BOXING DAY SWIM

SWIMMERS BRAVE THE FREEZING WATERS OF THE BROCH HARBOUR TO RAISE FUNDS FOR THE RNLI ON THE BOXING DAY SWIM

However, it was deemed safe and the dive went off without a hitch.

SWIMMERS BRAVE THE FREEZING WATERS OF THE BROCH HARBOUR TO RAISE FUNDS FOR THE RNLI ON THE BOXING DAY SWIM

SWIMMERS BRAVE THE FREEZING WATERS OF THE BROCH HARBOUR TO RAISE FUNDS FOR THE RNLI ON THE BOXING DAY SWIM