Dunbar Lifeboat Launched to Paddle Boarder in Difficulty
Dunbar’s RNLI lifeboat volunteers came to the aid of a stand-up paddle boarder who got into difficulty off Belhaven Beach on Sunday, July 24.
UK Coastguard paged the crew at 4pm following fears the woman was in danger of being blown out to sea.
The inshore lifeboat (ILB) crew launched five minutes later and were quickly on scene. They helped the woman on to the boat and took her back to shore.
ILB helm Alan Blair said: “We were able to come to the paddle boarder’s aid and no harm was done but when there’s an offshore breeze take care, know your limits and make sure you take a buoyancy aid and a means of calling for help if you get in trouble. Please also wear an ankle strap so you don’t lose your board if you do end up in the water.”
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The RNLI charity saves lives at sea. Its volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service around the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland coasts. The RNLI operates 238 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and more than 240 lifeguard units on beaches around the UK and Channel Islands. The RNLI is independent of Coastguard and government and depends on voluntary donations and legacies to maintain its rescue service. Since the RNLI was founded in 1824, its lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved over 142,700 lives.
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