Troon inshore lifeboat launches to assist two persons at Irvine

Lifeboats News Release

At 7.36pm on Sunday 11 February 2018, Troon inshore lifeboat was called into action after reports of 2 persons cut off by the tide near to the site of the Big Idea at Irvine.

Troon inshore lifeboat and Land Rover


Troon inshore lifeboat and Land Rover (stock image)
Following a 999 call, Belfast Coastguard paged the volunteer crew who assembled at the lifeboat station taking the D class inshore lifeboat Telford Shopping Centre by road to Irvine.

On arrival at Irvine, the shore crew assisted with the launch of the inshore lifeboat and once afloat the crew quickly located the casualties with the assistance of the Ardrossan Coastguard Rescue Team.

The casualties were recovered from the beach to the slipway and given initial Casualty Care by the lifeboat crew before they were passed into the care of the Coastguard Team to await the arrival of the Scottish Ambulance Service.

With the casualties safely ashore, the inshore lifeboat was recovered and returned back to Troon where it was made ‘Ready for Service’.

RNLI Media Contacts: Andrew Limond, volunteer lifeboat press officer at Troon, 01292 314414

Henry Weaver, RNLI Press Officer for Scotland, 01738 642946, 07771 943026,

Gemma McDonald, RNLI Regional Media Officer for Scotland, 01738 642956, 07826 900639,

Or contact RNLI Public Relations on 01202 336789.

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