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Eyemouth inshore lifeboat recovers casualty from water

Lifeboats News Release

The Eyemouth inshore lifeboat and its volunteer crew were called out shortly before 11pm on Monday 3 October 2016 after it was reported that a person had fallen in the harbour.

The ILB was quickly on scene and located the casualty between a fishing boat and the quay wall. The crew recovered the casualty from the water and returned them to the lifeboat pontoon where they were taken to the station, given warm clothing and checked over by Scottish Ambulance paramedics.

The casualty was later allowed to return to their boat, accompanied by Police Scotland, who ensured that they safely boarded the vessel.

Meanwhile, there was some concern that a further casualty may still be in the water so working in conjunction with Eyemouth Coastguard, the ILB carried out a search of the harbour.

Once all crew of the North Shields based trawler had been accounted for, the ILB was stood down and returned to station.

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