Anstruther RNLI evacuate boy stranded on a rock
In a second tasking of the weekend for the volunteer crew, Anstruther RNLI launched this afternoon (Sunday 31 January) to evacuate a boy stranded on a rock near to St Monans Church.
The volunteer crew made the short journey along the coast and located the boy who was stuck on the rock and unable to cross back due to the rising tide.
After assessing his condition, the boy was helped to the lifeboat and returned to neighbouring St Monans Harbour where he was passed into the care of the waiting Coastguard Rescue Team.
Volunteer crew member Euan Hoggan scaled the rock to help the boy and commented on the rescue. He said: ‘This was a very straightforward rescue for the team. The young man was stranded on the rock for a considerable amount of time before the alarm was raised. We urge anyone in difficulty around the coast to dial 999 and ask for the Coastguard.’
The lifeboat returned to Anstruther shortly before 6.00pm and was made ready for service.
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