Stromness called out to people marooned by high tide
On 6 August Stromness lifeboat was asked to launch by the Coastguard.
The Coastguard had received a report from the shore that four people had been marooned at high water on the Brough of Birsay.
At 11.45am the lifeboat left harbour and headed north. The conditions were good with a calm sea.
The lifeboat's inflatable Y boat was launched and did two runs from the Brough of Birsay to mainland Orkney.
The lifeboat returned to Stromness harbour at 1.40pm.
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