Largs Lifeboat launches as Divers Support Boat Goes Adrift
On Sunday 24th. of March at 12.30pm. Largs Volunteer crew launched to a dive boat which had gone adrift with one person on board.
The support boat with one person on board began to drift from the shelter of the Island when strong winds from the North West began to blow the vessel towards the Largs direction.
Soon after launching the lifeboat volunteer crew located the RIB with the one person on board inside the Ore Terminal Jetty at Hunterston to the South of Largs, the RIB with the one person was taken in tow to Largs Yacht Haven.
Having safely secured the RIB the lifeboat departed the Yacht Haven and returned to Great Cumbrae Island to rescue the other five divers who were stranded on a rock , they were taken on board the lifeboat and conveyed to the nearby Water Sports Centre on the Island.
The lifeboat and her volunteer crew returned to station at 2.30pm. where the lifeboat was made ready for her next service.
Key facts about the RNLI
The RNLI charity saves lives at sea. Its volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service around the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland coasts. The RNLI operates over 238 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and, in a normal year, more than 240 lifeguard units on beaches around the UK and Channel Islands. The RNLI is independent of Coastguard and government and depends on voluntary donations and legacies to maintain its rescue service. Since the RNLI was founded in 1824, its lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved over 142,700 lives.