Largs Lifeboat Responds to Report of Persons in the Water

Lifeboats News Release

Largs lifeboat R A Wilson launched at 2.30pm on Tuesday 21st of August following reports of two persons in the sea in an area off Largs Yacht Haven

RNLI/Alasdair Woods

Arriving on scene some short time later the volunteer crew members commenced a search when information was received that the two persons were thought to have regained the shore.
Whilst the lifeboat maintained its position awaiting confirmation the HM Coastguard helicopter from Prestwick landed in the Yacht Haven, the intention being for their paramedic to check out the two persons .
This operation was carried out and the two female casualties were deemed to have suffered no ill effects.
The lifeboat and helicopter then returned to their respective bases with Largs lifeboat being rehoused at 3.25pm.

This launch followed on from an earlier request at 1.42pm. for Largs lifeboat to launch to a report of a further two persons in the water in the Kyles of Bute.
While the volunteer crew were preparing to launch information was received that these two persons had been recovered and thus the launch was cancelled.

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