Children taken ashore due to cold and bad weather Largs lifeboat responds
Whalley 500 work-boat beached and occupants gone ashore.
The boat had been carrying a family of four, Dad Mum and two children, they were returning from a camping holiday heading back to their home port of Inverkip when, as they left the Kyles of Bute behind and began to turn North into the main Clyde shipping channel they found themselves in worsening weather, as the children were becoming very cold a decision by Mum and Dad was taken to beach the boat and go ashore.
When the lifeboat arrived the family had already left the boat.
The family were met by the Dunoon Coastguard Rescue Team who took them to safety where they could be warmed up.
Meantime, a discussion between the Coastguards, Lifeboat Crew and the family took place after which a decision was taken to escort the boat with a volunteer crew member on board back to Inverkip where the vessel was secured on the visitors berth.
The lifeboat R A Wilson returned to station to be made ready for her next service
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