Broughty Ferry lifeboat called out for third time this week.

Lifeboats News Release

Broughty Ferry volunteer lifeboat crews were called out today (Thursday 28 July), making it their third call out this week.

The RNLI volunteers were alerted at 3.59pm following a call from the Coastguard. The call was in response to one of the Broughty Ferry beach lifeguards becoming concerned about a stand up paddle boarder who was seen to be around three quarters of a mile offshore.
Following the alert the inshore lifeboat was launched at 4.05pm with the assistance of RNLI shore crews. The crew quickly located the female paddle boarder at the beach to the north of Tentsmuir Forest. She was found not to be in distress and had no complaints.
At the request of the Coastguard the inshore lifeboat crew then escorted the paddle boarder who was not thought to be local back across the river to Broughty Ferry.
The lifeboat was then returned to station and was in a state of readiness for 4.55pm. 
RNLI media contacts: Colin Davidson, RNLI volunteer lifeboat press officer for Broughty Ferry on 07963 482348,
Or Richard Smith, RNLI Public Relations Manager for Scotland on 01738 642956, 07786 668903 or
Or Henry Weaver, RNLI Press Officer for Scotland, 01738 642946, 07771 943026,
Or contact RNLI Public Relations on 01202 336789.

Key facts about the RNLI

The RNLI charity saves lives at sea. Its volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service around the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland coasts. The RNLI operates 238 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and more than 240 lifeguard units on beaches around the UK and Channel Islands. The RNLI is independent of Coastguard and government and depends on voluntary donations and legacies to maintain its rescue service. Since the RNLI was founded in 1824, its lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved over 142,700 lives.

Learn more about the RNLI

For more information please visit the RNLI website or Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. News releases, videos and photos are available on the News Centre.

Contacting the RNLI - public enquiries

Members of the public may contact the RNLI on 0300 300 9990 (UK) or 1800 991802 (Ireland) or by email.