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A busy week for North Berwick RNLI Lifeboat

Lifeboats News Release

North Berwick RNLI Volunteer lifeboat crew and fundraisers had a busy week with the lifeboat being launched twice and a coffee morning to raise funds

One crew member at front of inshore lifeboat.

RNLI/Rhona Meikle

Evelyn M heading east.

North Berwick RNLI Volunteer lifeboat crew and fundraisers had a busy week with the lifeboat being launched twice and a coffee morning to raise funds.

North Berwick RNLI inshore lifeboat Evelyn M was launched at 7.00pm on Thursday 25th May 2017 in response to a broken down boat at Lamb Island. With 3 volunteer crewmembers on board the Evelyn M the broken down vessel was taken in tow and safely returned with the six persons on board to North Berwick.

At 4.00pm on Friday 26th May 2017 the Evelyn M was launched with a volunteer crew of 3 to a report of missing children at Gullane. They were stood down after North Berwick Coastguard Rescue team arrived on seen and were able to confirm the children had been traced safe and well on land.

The Royal National Lifeboat Institution is completely funded by charitable donations. The North Berwick & Gullane fundraising branch work very hard raising money to make all these launches possible. They had their Bi-annual coffee morning on Saturday 27th May. As always it was well supported by visitors and residents in the town.

This month the fundraisers have also been involved in a number of street collections, the Duck Dawdle. They are always looking for volunteers to assist and can be contacted at North Berwick lifeboat station.

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