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Troon RNLI inshore lifeboat launches to assist ambulance and coastguard

Lifeboats News Release

At 8.36pm on Wednesday 31 May 2022, Belfast Coastguard paged the crew to launch the inshore lifeboat to assist Ayr Coastguard Rescue Team and the Scottish Ambulance Service with an incident at South Beach Troon.


With the pagers activated, the volunteer crew attended at the lifeboat station and shortly after RNLI D class inshore lifeboat Sheena was quickly heading to the scene.

As the lifeboat approached the scene, information came through from Belfast Coastguard that the incident had been resolved following the attendance of the Ambulance Special Operations Response Team.

With this information, the crew returned to station where the lifeboat was made ‘ready for service’ with the assistance of the shore crew.

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