An Olympic swimmer has dived into an underwater helicopter escape challenge to raise funds for bereaved parents.
Inverurie-raised Hannah Miley took on Helicopter Underwater Escape Training (HUET) at Survivex for stillbirth and neonatal death charity Sands over the weekend.
Xodus Group managing director Steve Swindell also took on the challenge, and has shared footage of the escape online.
HUET simulates the experience of a North Sea helicopter ditching, including an “uncontrolled ditching” where the occupants are capsized.
Sands is currently collecting donations to create a new bereavement suite in Aberdeen – the Baird Family Hospital Project.
The swimmer has raised nearly £2,500, breaking past her £2,000 target, and was joined by her brothers Alastair and Joseph.
Her fiance Euan helped film the video.
Ms Miley said she “hugely admires” helicopter pilots, including her father who worked for Bristow for 26 years.
She said online: “It amazed me how fast the whole thing happens.
“It’s so disorienting when you’re spun upside down! This wasn’t a physical challenge it was all psychological.
“This was the one I started panicking – pushing out the window, being upside down and unclipping the safety harness!”
You can make a donation via her Just Giving page.