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Martin GallowayVolunteer Deputy Lifeboat Press Officer
at St Abbs.
A man was reported to be in trouble on rocks
Lifeboats News Release
St Abbs RNLI inshore lifeboat was launched at 7.55pm on 30 June to a 999 call after reports were heard of someone shouting for help on rocks at Eyemouth.
A man was reported to be in trouble on rocks below Eyemouth Caravan Park. Forth Coastguard Maritime and Rescue Coordination Centre immediately paged the St Abbs RNLI crew for assistance in rescuing the man.The volunteer crew of St Abbs RNLI lifeboat were soon on the way to the casualty’s position. Once on scene the St Abbs crew were joined by Eyemouth RNLI lifeboat. The crew could not see any sign of the man so they started searching the bottom of the cliffs.Soon after Coastguard Rescue Officers from Eyemouth had two eyewitnesses confirming that they had seen the man walking towards the town. With this new information all Search and Rescue Units were stood down and returned to base.St Abbs RNLI Lifeboat Press Officer, Martin Galloway, said after the incident, ‘This was a very straightforward incident, however with the busy period fast approaching people should always be aware of the dangers of being near the cliff and incoming tides. If you see someone in trouble or think someone is in trouble please contact the Coastguard by calling 999’. The lifeboat was then washed down, re-fuelled and made ready for service by the volunteer shore crew 45 minutes after the incident had taken place.Meanwhile the St Abbs RNLI Fundraising Branch is holding a Folk Night on Friday 13th July with live music by Andrew Gordon. Tickets are £5 and are available from the Spar Coldingham or St Abbs and Coldingham Post Office. Tickets can also be purchased on the night. Doors Open 7:30pm and starts at 8pm. For more information please contact Martin Galloway on 018907 71618. RNLI media contacts: Martin Galloway, Deputy Lifeboat Press Officer on 07944105644 or email@example.com
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