Troon RNLI lifeboats launch to swimmer in difficulty at Irvine
At 1.09pm on Thursday 25th March 2021, the pagers of Troon lifeboat crew were activated by Belfast Coastguard requesting the launch of the stations RNLI all-weather and inshore lifeboats after reports of a swimmer in difficulty near Irvine.
With the casualty heading to hospital, the lifeboats returned to Troon where they were made ‘ready for service’ with the assistance of the shore crew.
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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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