Helensburgh RNLI Lifeboat sent to person in water – Glasgow

Lifeboats News Release

At 0810 hours on Tuesday 31st May, 2016 Helensburgh RNLI Lifeboat crew were paged to assist in the search for a reported person in the water near Clyde Street, Glasgow

The lifeboat launched at 0822 hours but was stood down at 0829 hours as Glasgow based Fire and rescue had managed to rescue the person from the water. The lifeboat was back on station and ready for service again at 08935 hours

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