Largs Lifeboat Responds to Report of Persons in the Water
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
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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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, in a normal year, 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.