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Troon RNLI lifeboat launches to assist in search at Ardrossan

Lifeboats News Release

At 6.25pm on Thursday 9 June 2022, Belfast Coastguard requested the launch of Troon RNLI all-weather lifeboat after reports of a person in the water at Ardrossan.

Troon RNLI all-weather lifeboat RNLB Jim Moffat launching from the lifeboat berth

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Troon RNLI lifeboat RNLB Jim Moffat launching
With the lifeboat crew attending at the lifeboat station, the all-weather lifeboat RNLB Jim Moffat was soon launched to search the area with Largs RNLI inshore lifeboat Atlantic 85 R A Wilson, and the Ardrossan and Ayr Coastguard Rescue Teams

A search of the area was carried on land and at sea by the lifeboats and coastguard teams assisted by officers from Police Scotland with additional support from the Police helicopter.

Following this search nothing was found and, with no new information, the search was stood down by Belfast Coastguard.

The all-weather lifeboat returned to Troon about 9.15pm and was made ‘ready for service’ with the assistance of the shore crew.

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