Third callout in 24 hours for Troon RNLI volunteers

Lifeboats News Release

Just over 12 hours from the last callout, and the third callout in 24 hours for the crew came at 12.50pm on Monday 5 September 2022, as the lifeboat crew pagers were once again activated after reports of a person in difficulty in the water at Prestwick

Troon RNLI inshore lifeboat Sheena


Troon RNLI inshore lifeboat Sheena
Once again, the volunteer crew made their way to the station quickly launching RNLI D class inshore lifeboat Sheena to the scene as further crew arrived to launch the Trent class all-weather lifeboat RNLB Jim Moffat.

While heading to the scene along with Ayr Coastguard Rescue Team, information came through from Belfast Coastguard that the person was no longer in difficulty and was now ashore in the care of other emergency services

With this information, the lifeboats returned to station and were made ‘ready for service’ with assistance of the shore crew.

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