Both Eyemouth RNLI lifeboats called to assist grounded yacht
Both Eyemouth RNLI lifeboats were called out shortly after 12pm on Thursday 27 December 2018 after it was reported that a yacht had run aground in Eyemouth bay and was in need of assistance.
Once the skipper had confirmed that no damage had been sustained, both lifeboats were stood down and returned to station, around 50 minutes 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, 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.