Troon inshore lifeboat launches to missing person search at Saltcoats

Lifeboats News Release

At 7.51am on Tuesday 4 August 2020, Belfast Coastguard requested the launch of the stations inshore lifeboat to assist with a search for a missing person near Saltcoats.

Troon RNLI D class inshore lifeboat Sheena at sea


Troon inshore lifeboat Sheena at sea

The volunteer crew assembled and launched D class inshore lifeboat Sheena to assist Ardrossan Coastguard Rescue Team and officers from Police Scotland.

While the D class was heading to the scene, news came through from Belfast Coastguard that the Police had located the person and the lifeboat could return to station.

With this information, the inshore lifeboat returned to Troon where it was made ‘ready for service’ with the assistance of the shore crew.

RNLI Media contacts:

Andrew Limond, Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer, Troon Lifeboat Station, 01292 314414 [email protected]

Gemma McDonald, RNLI Regional Media Manager for Scotland, 01738 642956, 07826 900639, [email protected]

Martin Macnamara, RNLI Regional Media Officer for Scotland, 01738 642986, 07920 365929, [email protected]

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