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Oban RNLI tasked to reports of dingy in difficulty at Falls of Lora

Lifeboats News Release

On Friday 22 July the volunteer crew at Oban RNLI were tasked by HM Coastguard to go to the aid of a dingy with two adults and two children reported to be struggling in the strong tidal currents at the Falls of Lora,Connel Bridge.

RNLI/Stephen Lawson

Oban RNLI lifeboat making best speed to incident

The volunteer crew launched at 2:37pm and proceeded to make best speed to the scene.

Ten minutes into the passage Oban RNLI Trent class lifeboat Mora Edith MacDonald was stood down by HM Coastguard as the dingy and occupants had managed to make it safely to shore.

Oban lifeboat then returned to the lifeboat station where it was refuelled and made ready for service.

In a coastal emergency or if you spot someone in difficulty in the water, you should not enter the water yourself. Call 999 and ask for the Coastguard.

RNLI media contacts

Stephen Lawson, Lifeboat Press Officer Oban RNLI, 07776 340629, [email protected]

Natasha Bennett, RNLI Regional Media Officer for Scotland, 07826 900639, [email protected]

Martin Macnamara, RNLI Regional Media Manager for Scotland, 07920 365929, [email protected]

RNLI Press Office, 01202 336789

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