Casualty recovered from East India Dock, Greenock

Lifeboats News Release

At 1350 hours on Saturday 26th January 2019 HM Coastguard requested the launch of Helensburgh RNLI Lifeboat to attend East India Dock, Greenock to the report of a person attached to a mobility scooter in the water.

The lifeboat launched at 1359 and arrived on scene at 1410 hours. The man was recovered from the water and first aid administered. He was handed over to a Scottish Ambulance crew and the lifeboat returned to station at 1515 hours.

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