Concerned onlooker raises the alarm to Largs RNLI
Largs RNLI lifeboat launched to the aid of a small vessel after a concerned onlooker flagged the need for help to the RNLI.
John made the call to the UK Coastguard and the volunteer crew were tasked to help.
Commenting on the rescue, John said: 'I thanked the member of the public and advised them that if they see someone in difficulty, to dial 999 and ask for the Coastguard.'
The lifeboat aided the vessel ashore and was refuelled and made ready for service.
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