Troon RNLI rescues 2 persons from the water at South Beach, Troon
At 2.53pm on Tuesday 29 December 2020, Belfast Coastguard paged the volunteer crew after reports from members of the public of a person in the water at South Beach, Troon.
The crew assembled and quickly launched RNLI D Class inshore lifeboat Sheena followed by the Trent class all-weather lifeboat RNLB Jim Moffat.
The inshore lifeboat then retrieved the paddle board and both lifeboats returned to station where they were made ‘ready for service’ with the assistance of the shore crew.
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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 238 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and 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.
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