Both Eyemouth lifeboats launched following concern for divers

Lifeboats News Release

Both Eyemouth RNLI lifeboats were launched at 1pm on Sunday 2 July 2017 after concerns were raised about divers thought to be in need of assistance.

The lifeboats were quickly on scene, just to the south of Eyemouth, where the inshore lifeboat located the divers and found that they were both ok.

Once it was established that no further assistance was required, both boats were stood down and returned to station.

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