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North Berwick RNLI lifeboat crew rescues two people cut off by tide.

Lifeguards News Release

North Berwick RNLI (Royal National Lifeboat Institution) volunteer crew rescued two persons on the Ghegan Rock, Seacliff, today (Sunday 29 January).

North Berwick's inshore lifeboat returning to station after service

RNLI/Rhona Meikle

Evelyn M returning to station after service

North Berwick RNLI (Royal National Lifeboat Institution) volunteer crew rescued two persons on the Ghegan Rock, Seacliff, today (Sunday 29 January). The man and woman had been stranded after being cut off by the rising tide.

North Berwick RNLI inshore lifeboat Evelyn M, with 4 crew on board launched at 3.20pm and within ten minutes they reached the man and woman who had been cut off by the tide.

The lifeboat conveyed both persons safely back to shore. It was a member of the public that had called 999 to report to the coastguard their concerns for the persons that appeared to be cut off and unable to get back to shore.

North Berwick RNLI Helm Rhona Meikle said “ It was a very straightforward rescue. The concerned member of the public did the right thing by contacting the Coastguard at the earliest opportunity. In response the lifeboat was launched to investigate. The two persons were quickly returned to shore, safe and dry. The lifeboat and crew were back at the station within 30 minutes. “

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RNLI/Rhona Meikle

Evelyn M returning to station with North Berwick Law in background

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