Troon RNLI lifeboats launch to reports of a person in the water
At 4.15 pm on Tuesday 21 April 2020, Belfast Coastguard requested the launch of Troon RNLI all-weather and inshore lifeboat following reports of a person in the water between Stevenston and Saltcoats.
As the lifeboats commenced a search, the Coastguard helicopter Rescue 199 located a casualty in the water that was quickly winched onto the helicopter. The casualty was then taken directly to Crosshouse hospital.
With no further casualties reported, the lifeboats returned to Troon where they were made ‘ready for service’ with assistance of the shore crew.
Sadly Police later confirmed that the casualty, a 43 year old female, had died.
Our thoughts are with her family at this time.
Martin Macnamara, RNLI Regional Media Officer for Scotland, 01738 642986, 07920 365929, [email protected]
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