Both Eyemouth RNLI lifeboats launched to ditched microlight

Lifeboats News Release

The UK Coastguard paged both Eyemouth RNLI lifeboats at 8:25pm on Thursday 10 May 2018, after it was reported a microlight had ditched into the sea.


RNLI crew searching for microlight
Going at full speed, both boats quickly arrived on scene, approximately 1 mile north of the Scottish border, and began a thorough search of the area.

After a short while, the ALB recovered a 2 foot balloon from the water. This was landed ashore at Burnmouth by the ILB and handed over to the Berwick Coastguard team.

Content no further searching was required, the UK Coastguard stood both boats down where they returned to Eyemouth and were made ready for service again, around an hour after the initial call.

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