RNLI Troon launches to possible paddleboarders in difficulty near Lady Isle
At 6.19pm on Tuesday 20 September 2022, while the shore crew were undertaking launch and recovery assessments with a lifeboat assessor, Belfast Coastguard requested the launch of the inshore lifeboat to 2 paddleboarders that may be in difficulty off Lady Isle, a few miles west of Troon.
The paddleboarders were located by the D class crew and on speaking to them it was quickly established that they were not in any difficulty and were properly equipped should they get into trouble.
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