Both Eyemouth RNLI Lifeboats launched to assist vulnerable person
Following concerns for the safety of a vulnerable person, both Eyemouth RNLI lifeboats were launched by the UK Coastguard at 8pm on Thursday 7 September 2017.
On scene immediately, both lifeboats stood by whilst Police and Coastguard teams took 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, around an hour after the initial call.
Key facts about the RNLI
The RNLI charity saves lives at sea. Its volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service around the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland coasts. The RNLI operates over 238 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and more than 240 lifeguard units on beaches around the UK and Channel Islands. The RNLI is independent of Coastguard and government and depends on voluntary donations and legacies to maintain its rescue service. Since the RNLI was founded in 1824, its lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved over 142,700 lives.