Dunbar Volunteers Respond to Report of Drifting Dinghy

Lifeboats News Release

Dunbar’s all weather lifeboat (ALB) volunteers were tasked by HM Coastguard at 12.40 this afternoon, Monday 13th July, to a report of a dinghy with two people on board suspected to be drifting off of Pease Bay.

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Dunbar all weather lifeboat, 14-35, RNLB John Neville Taylor

The ALB arrived on scene at 13.17 and, with weather and visibility worsening, commenced a search for the casualty, quickly locating the dinghy at 13.21.

Upon speaking with the casualty it was established that they were not in difficulty but considering the worsening conditions were happy to return to shore.

The volunteer crew stood by to ensure the casualty made their way back to the safety of the bay and shortly thereafter returned the ALB to its mooring at Torness where the boat was refuelled and made ready for continued service.

Dunbar Lifeboat Operations Manager, Dave Anderson said, “Our thanks go to the first responder who correctly chose to contact the Coastguard when they saw someone they thought was in difficulty. We encourage the public to call the Coastguard on 999 or 112 if they see someone in difficulty on the coast.”

Crew: Gordon MacKay, Gordon Kirkham, Alan Ross, Iain McDougall, Chris Woods

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Dunbar all weather lifeboat, 14-35, RNLB John Neville Taylor

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