Early morning shout for Largs lifeboat
Largs lifeboat volunteers were wakened early this morning to attend a grounded fishing boat
The fishing boat with one person on board was located and grounded in Kilchattan Bay on the Island of Bute.
A line from the lifeboat was made fast and the boat pulled free of the shore, fortunately as there was no damage to the boat it's occupant was able to return to his fishing, meantime the lifeboat crew returned to station one hour later, in nice time for their day jobs.
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.