Two call outs for Largs volunteers

Lifeboats News Release

On the evening of Saturday 4 June at 6.25pm Largs lifeboat received a request from Belfast Coastguard to launch and attend a yacht with one person on board reported to have hit rocks south of Great Cumbrae.

As the lifeboat and her volunteer crew arrived on scene they quickly established there was no significant damage to the vessel or injury to the lone sailor.

Members of the volunteer lifeboat crew boarded the yacht in order to establish that she was not taking in any water, this was found to be the case.

As all was well, the yacht and her lone crew were able to resume the voyage back to Ardrossan.
The lifeboat returned to station to be made ready for her next service.

The next day Largs volunteer lifeboat crew were tasked by Belfast Coastguard reporting a jet ski which had broken down off Largs foreshore.

As the volunteer crew were kitting up in readiness to launch, a second call was received from Belfast stating the jet ski had managed to get back safely to shore without incident. The crew did not launch on this occasion and were subsequently stood down.

RNLI Media Contacts: Alasdair Woods, Largs volunteer lifeboat press officer, 07860 632524, email  Richard Smith, media relations manager for Scotland, 07786 668903, email 

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 over 238 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and, in a normal year, 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.