Troon inshore lifeboat assists broken down jet ski

Lifeboats News Release

After a busy Bank Holiday Sunday, the volunteer crew thought after three callouts they would not hear the sound of their pagers for the remainder of the day however at 8.01pm on Sunday 27 May 2018, Belfast Coastguard once again activated them to launch the inshore lifeboat.

The broken down jet ski under tow by Troon inshore lifeboat

RNLI/Troon Lifeboat

The broken down jet ski under tow by Troon inshore lifeboat
The crew were requested to launch after Belfast Coastguard had been contacted about a broken down jet ski off Stevenston.

The D class inshore lifeboat Sheena was soon launched and heading to the locate the jet ski. Also tasked were the Ardrossan Coastguard Rescue Team.

Not long after launch, the volunteer crew had located the jet ski with two persons on board and soon had it under tow to Stevenston Point.

After a short tow, the jet ski was soon alongside the slipway where it was met by the coastguard team.

With the two persons and jet ski safely ashore, the inshore lifeboat was able to return to station where it was made 'Ready for Service' with the assistance of the shore crew.

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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