Girvan Lifeboat Launches to person in the water

Lifeboats News Release

Multi agency nighttime search for Girvan Lifeboat

RNLI

GIRVAN LIFEBOAT

At approx 21:15 on Sunday 22nd November, Girvan's Shannon Class all-weather Lifeboat was paged by CGOC Belfast for immediate launch to a person reported in the water.

Our volunteer crew quickly arrived on scene also attended by Coastguard Rescue Teams from Girvan & Ballantrae, Police Scotland, Scottish Fire & Rescue Service and Scottish Ambulance Service shoreside.

Once on scene, with crewmembers in drysuits ready to enter the water, Girvan Lifeboat utilised the searchlights and White illuminating Parachute flares to light up the area to allow services on the shore to see better in the pitch dark, the casualty was quickly retrieved shoreside by Officers from Police Scotland and thereafter into the care of themselves and Paramedics.

With the casualty in safe hands and no longer in danger, Girvan lifeboat returned to station and was made ready for the next service call.

No further details will be made available for this callout.

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