Troon RNLI lifeboat launches to a person cut off by the tide

Lifeboats News Release

At 1228pm on Thursday 15 July 2021, Troon RNLI lifeboat was requested to launch to a person cut off by the tide at Black Rocks, South Beach, Troon.

Troon RNLI all-weather lifeboat RNLB Jim Moffat at speed from the side deck


Troon RNLI all-weather lifeboat RNLB Jim Moffat
Trent class lifeboat RNLB Jim Moffat launched to locate the person alongside Ayr Coastguard Rescue Team and a Coastguard Senior Coastal Operations Officer.

On arrival there was no sign of any persons so the volunteer crew deployed the lifeboats XP boat to search around rocks.

Following a short search information was received by Belfast Coastguard that confirmed the person had waded back to shore prior to the lifeboat reaching the scene.

With this update, the lifeboats were stood down by Belfast Coastguard and returned to the station where they were made ‘ready for service’ with assistance of the shore crew.

RNLI Media contacts:

Andrew Limond, Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer, Troon Lifeboat Station, 01292 314414 [email protected]

Gemma McDonald, RNLI Regional Media Manager for Scotland, 01738 642956, 07826 900639, [email protected]

Martin Macnamara, RNLI Regional Media Officer for Scotland, 01738 642986, 07920 365929, [email protected]

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