Jack Haines

With everyones attention shifted towards the ‘storming of Area 51’ we have all over looked the mass search for the ‘Loch Ness’ that has gone viral on social media just the other day has caused concerns when the Royal National Lifeboat institution gets involved. This even was made on Facebook on the 21 September with already 18,000 members stating that they are ‘Going’ with a staggering 38,000 members showing an ‘interested in’ the event.

John Haig at Loch Ness, as Nessie hunters were left disappointed when ‘remains’ turned out to be a 1970s film prop. Credit: PA

Details of the event are currently sparse but that has not stopped the organisers after they stated “The time is now for us to find dat big boi” referring to the Loch Ness Monster.

We might not think that this is a serious issue however the Loch Ness RNLI definitely are, as they have issued warnings about the risks treading the Loch Ness deep waters in the Scottish highlands.

Loch Ness, south-west of Inverness, is the supposed habitat of the monster ‘Nessie’. Credit: PA

According to BBC sources, there are major concerns from the RNLI about the amount of people that could potentially attend the event on the 21st September at 3am, and how they have not got the same resources as the US military to deal with the storming Area 51.

A spokesperson told the BBC: “With no US Army involved, Loch Ness looks a little less hazardous than storming Area 51, but here we have our own set of problems.”

“Our Atlantic 85 lifeboat has an impressive survivor-carrying capacity, but even that will be stretched by the ‘attendees’ of this event.”

Credit: PA

The spokesperson went on adding ‘All jokes aside” which will reveal how dangerous this Event can be.

The warnings went on to say: “the Loch is 230M deep”- which equivalent to two and a half times the size of Big Ben.

The Loch is two and a half times the height of Big Ben. Credit: PA

“The water temperature is cold!! In fact, an average of 6 degrees centigrade all year round, meaning cold water shock and hypothermia are real dangers.”

“Weather conditions and water state can deteriorate rapidly, going from flat calm to a large swell in minutes.”

“There are very few areas on the shoreline where it is possible to make it up to a road. Waves are wind generated rather than tidal, so they behave differently to how users might expect.”

“Its fresh water is less buoyant than salt, meaning more effort is required to float/swim.”

At the end of the post , they wrote: “Nessie 1 – bandwagon 0.”

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