Eyemouth RNLI inshore lifeboat launched to assist stranded walker
Eyemouth RNLI inshore lifeboat was launched by the UK Coastguard at 14:30 on Sunday 9 August 2020 after it was reported someone had become stranded whilst walking along the coast.
Arriving on scene and quickly locating the individual, the volunteer crew were able to safely recover them to the inshore lifeboat. Once it was established they were ok, they were taken back to the lifeboat station and reunited with their family.
In this instance, recognising they may be in a situation which required help, the individual did absolutely the right thing, followed the relevant safety advice and dialled 999, asking for the Coastguard
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.