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Helensburgh RNLI Lifeboat saves man from Clyde

Lifeboats News Release

At 1411 hours on Wednesday 12th July 2017 Helensburgh RNLI lifeboat crew were paged after UK Coastguard received a report that there were 2 persons in the River Clyde at Gourock.

The lifeboat launched at 1419 hours. On arrival one person was ashore and the other required assistance by the lifeboat crew. Both persons apparently ended up in the water after their dingy had capsized. The lifeboat crew took both casualties to a nearby Jetty where an ambulance was waiting to treat them. The lifeboat returned to base and was reported ready for service again at 1529 hours.

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