Tighnabruaich Lifeboat rescue capsized Mirror Dinghy in Kyles
21st August 13:32
Local, Ewan Sim, raised the alarm and assisted in his own dinghy to recover two people in the water from the upturned dinghy, while waiting for the lifeboat to arrive.
The dinghy was brought back to the station by the lifeboat. Ewan, an RNLI volunteer crew member, also took part in the recovery when the lifeboat was launched.
Tom Duff LPO for Tighnabruaich Lifeboat Station commented. ‘ This is a fine example of RNLI volunteers always on alert to save lives at sea.’
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, 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.