The sister of tragic kayaker Dominic Jackson, who died last month, has spoken of being overwhelmed by the efforts the search team put into trying to find her brother.
Dominic, 35 died on a solo kayak trip after setting off from Portsoy on Saturday, February 4. His disappearance sparked a massive land, sea and air search until his body was recovered from the water near Lybster five days later.
His sister Ellie Jackson immediately launched an online fundraising drive to create a charity, called PlanB, in her brother’s name to promote the use of Personal Locator Beacons.
Ellie, who now lives in Australia, has since been spending time in the North-east retracing her brother’s last steps.
After meeting personnel from the RNLI in Wick and the coastguards in Banff, she said: “The coastguard team said that, even when a local person went missing, they had never had such a turnout as with my brother – there were hundreds of people volunteering all around the cliff area.”