Troon and Largs RNLI lifeboats launch to a person in the water at Largs

Lifeboats News Release

At 10.51am on Sunday 24 February 2019, Belfast Coastguard paged Troon lifeboat crew following reports of a person in the water at Largs.

Troon all-weather lifeboat launches on service


Troon all-weather lifeboat launches on service
Troon Trent class all-weather lifeboat RNLB Jim Moffat was requested to launch as part of a multi-agency response to the incident alongside Largs inshore lifeboat and the Largs and Ardrossan Coastguard Rescue Teams. A Ministry of Defence Police RHIB was also attending the scene alongside the Scottish Ambulance Service and local Police Officers.

The volunteer crew attended at the lifeboat station and the all-weather lifeboat was soon proceeding towards Largs.

As the lifeboat approached Ardrossan, Belfast Coastguard notified the lifeboat crew that the person had been recovered from the water and the lifeboats assistance was no longer required.

With this information, the lifeboat returned to Troon where it was made ‘ready for service’ with the assistance of the shore crew.

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