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LARGS Volunteer lifeboat crew launch to a report of two persons in the water

Lifeboats News Release

During the early hours on Sunday Morning 09/05/2021 Largs Volunteer Lifeboat crew launched at 5.15am in response to a report of two persons in the water near Rothesay. in re

RNLI/Alasdair Woods

Largs Lifeboat
Only a few minutes after the RNLI lifeboat crew launched to the aid of the persons in the water news was received that in fact there was only one person involved who was now on shore in the hands of police.
The lifeboat was stood down and returned to station to be made ready for her next service which was not so far away.
Later on the same day , Sunday 09/05/2021 at 8.20 pm. the RNLI lifeboat and her volunteer crew were again requested to carry out a shoreline search for a missing, vulnerable person, again, near to Rothesay on the Island of Bute.
Whilst conducting the search the eagle eyed volunteer lifeboat crew spotted the casualty thereby guiding the shore based Coast Guard Rescue Team to he casualty location.
When it was confirmed the casualty was safe in the hands of the Coastguard team the lifeboat was stood down and returned to station at 10.00 pm. for her and her crew, again, to be made ready for her next service which respects all Covid19 decontamination procedures

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