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Eyemouth RNLI lifeboat called to assist stranded fisherman

Lifeboats News Release

Eyemouth RNLI inshore lifeboat was launched by the UK Coastguard at 1:30pm on Sunday 11 June 2017 to go to the aid of a stranded fisherman.

RNLI/Eyemouth

Eyemouth inshore lifeboat
The kayak fisherman had called for help after losing his paddle and becoming stranded at the foot of a steep cliff, near St Abbs Head.

Eyemouth RNLI inshore lifeboat, and its volunteer crew, arrived quickly on scene and recovered the fisherman from the rocks, whilst St Abbs Independent lifeboat who had also been called to assist, recovered the fisherman's kayak.

The fisherman and his kayak were then reunited with his companions at Pettico Wick, after which, both lifeboats were stood down, with no further assistance required.


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