Largs RNLI assist Police and Coastguard after car crashes into sea

Lifeboats News Release

On Monday 24 February, Largs RNLI volunteer crew members responded to their pagers after reports that a car had left the road and crashed into the water just north of the town.

RNLI volunteers help recover a car from the sea near Largs

Kevin Paterson - Ardrossan Coastguard

RNLI volunteers help recover a car from the sea near Largs
Luckily for the owner of the vehicle, a passerby had acted quickly and rescued them from the car before the Largs volunteers and other emergency services personnel arrived. However, Largs volunteer crew remained at the scene in order to assist in the removal of the vehicle, from the water, and to ensure the safety of their colleagues in the Police, Fire and Coastguard.

Following the safe removal of the vehicle, the RNLI volunteer crew were stood down by the Coastguard and returned the lifeboat to the station where she was cleaned, refuelled and made ready for her next service.

Largs RNLI volunteers would like to wish the owner of the vehicle a swift recovery.


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