Both Eyemouth RNLI lifeboats launched to assist divers clinging to pot marker

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Both Eyemouth RNLI lifeboats were launched by the UK Coastguard at 14:16 on Sunday 6 September 2020 after it was reported that three divers were in difficulty and required assistance.

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Both Eyemouth RNLI lifeboats were launched by the UK Coastguard at 14:16 on Sunday 6 September 2020 after it was reported three divers were in difficulty, just off the the Greenends Gulley area of Eyemouth. Coastguard teams from Eyemouth, Berwick and Dunbar were also tasked to the incident.

Arriving immediately on scene the inshore lifeboat crew rescued two divers from the sea and transferred them to the all-weather lifeboat, with one diver receiving casualty care. The remaining diver was rescued by the inshore lifeboat and all three were taken back to Eyemouth. One diver was transferred into the care of the Scottish Ambulance Service.

The three divers had been clinging to a lobster pot marker after getting into difficulty in the water and were unable to make their way back to shore.

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