Tighnabruaich Lifeboat rescue capsized Mirror Dinghy in Kyles

Lifeboats News Release

21st August 13:32

Helicopter and Atlantic 85 arrive at the scene

RNLI/Tom Duff

Courtesy of Paul Paterson
Lifeboat was launched today to assist a reported capsized mirror sailing dinghy off the Kyles of Bute at the Royal Hotel. The coastguard helicopter was tasked and landed at the local shinty pitch and proceeded to provide medical attention nearby to the two recovered sailors.

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.’
Atlantic 85 attends incident

RNLI/Tom Duff

Courtesy of Paul Paterson
Crew retrieving stricken Dinghy to RNLI Tighnabruaich Station

RNLI/Tom Duff

Courtesy of Paul Paterson

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