RNLI Tighnabruaich launch following call from concerned observer
The Coastguard requested the launch at 20.18 on Saturday 11 July over concerns a yacht had run aground in the Inchmarnock area.
When the crew reached the yacht it was in fact anchored and all was well. Tighnabruaich Deputy Launch Authority Graeme Hogg said the shout was one "where you will attend no matter what you think you will find. There is a reef in the vicinity so the boat might have needed assistance. We quickly ascertained that all was well and returned to station." On returning to base, the crew were stood down and the boat made ready for service.
If you find yourself in an emergency situation or spot someone else in trouble, you should call 999 or 112 and ask 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.