Two call outs in 24 hours for Eyemouth RNLI lifeboat
Eyemouth RNLI lifeboat and its volunteer crew have been called out twice in 24 hours by the UK Coastguard.
The second service call was around 4:45pm on Saturday 26 October 2019 after it was reported that a small yacht was in difficulty in Eyemouth bay. Arriving immediately on scene, it was established that the yacht was fine and did not require any assistance, the lifeboat stood by and followed it back into Eyemouth.
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.