Hogmanay call for Eyemouth RNLI Lifeboats

Lifeboats News Release

Both Eyemouth RNLI lifeboats called out to kayker in distress


Both Eyemouth RNLI lifeboats were launched on Saturday 31 December 2016 around 13:35, to reports that a kayaker was in difficulty, to the east of Burnmouth.

Both RNLI lifeboats and Eyemouth Coastguard were on scene immediately and carried out a thorough search of the local area.

With nothing found after an hour, and in consultation with the UK Coastguard, both RNLI lifeboats and Coastguard units were stood down and returned to station.

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