Both Eyemouth RNLI Lifeboats launched to assist vulnerable person

Lifeboats News Release

Following concerns for the safety of a vulnerable person, both Eyemouth RNLI lifeboats were launched by the UK Coastguard at 6:30pm on Monday 16 October 2017.

On scene immediately, both lifeboats stood by whilst Police and Coastguard teams were able to lead the person to a place of safety.

Once it was established that no further assistance was required, both lifeboats were stood down and returned to station, 50 minutes after the initial call.

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