Troon inshore lifeboat launches to drifting inflatable off Ardrossan
At 10.31am on Monday 4 June 2018, the pagers of Troon lifeboat crew were activated by Belfast Coastguard after a 999 call from a yacht advising they had located three adult males drifting in an inflatable dinghy.
The volunteer crew quickly launched the D Class inshore lifeboat Sheena and made their way towards the yachts position as the yacht took the casualties on board and towed the dinghy to Ardrossan harbour.
Whilst the inshore lifeboat was on route, the yacht entered Ardrossan Harbour where it was met by the Ardrossan Coastguard Rescue Team who attended to the casualties before transferring them into the care of the Scottish Ambulance Service.
On arrival at Ardrossan and liaising with the coastguard team, the inshore lifeboat was able to return back to Troon where it was made ‘Ready for Service’ with the assistance of the shore crew.
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