Troon RNLI launches to a person in the water at South Beach Ardrossan

Lifeboats News Release

There was an unexpected start to the morning when at 7.58hrs on Friday 23 September 2022 the crew pagers were activated following reports of a person in the water off South Beach, Ardrossan.

Troon RNLI D class inshore lifeboat launching on service

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Troon RNLI D class inshore lifeboat launching on service
The volunteer crew made their way to the lifeboat station launching the D class inshore lifeboat Sheena to assist colleagues from Arran and Largs RNLI lifeboat stations, who were also tasked by Belfast Coastguard, and the Ardrossan Coastguard Rescue Team

At 8.17am, while heading to the scene, Belfast Coastguard informed the lifeboat that the person was out of the water and no further assistance was required.

The inshore lifeboat then returned to Troon where it was made ready for service with the assistance of the shore crew.

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