Largs and Tighnabruaich Lifeboats launched to an overdue vessel .
aT 5.18pm. on the evening of Sunday 03/11/19 two lifeboats launched to carry out a search for a Dory with four persons on board, one of the four was said to have a medical condition.
Last known position of the vessel was between Port Bannatyne and Ardyne.
Largs volunteer lifeboat crew searched an area to the West of Toward while the Tighnabruaich crew searched the Rothesay sound area.
While the search progressed, further information was received that the Dory had been making for the Holy Loch, the search was then diverted to that area.
As Largs lifeboat commenced a search towards Holy Loch further information was received stating that the four occupants were safely ashore at Holy Loch Marina.
On receipt of this news, both lifeboats were stood down and returned to their respective stations to be re-housed at 8.30pm.
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