First shout of 2023 for Eyemouth RNLI lifeboat

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Volunteer crew member Lewis to the rescue of his father

Eyemouth lifeboat towing stricken fishing boat back to harbour 20 January 2023

RNLI/Wendy Lorimer

Eyemouth lifeboat towing stricken fishing boat back to harbour 20 January 2023

Eyemouth RNLI lifeboat was launched at 10am on Friday 20 January to rescue a local fishing boat that was drifting dangerously close to the Nest End rocks south of the harbour due to a fouled propeller.

On board was crew member Lewis Boyce whose father is the owner of the fishing vessel.

The boat was towed safely back to Eyemouth harbour where the Coastguard gave further assistance.

The lifeboat was then cleaned and made ready for service.

Eyemouth Coxswain Andrew Jamieson said, "The fisherman did the right thing in contacting the Coastguard once he had realised a problem. We were able to assist him before he ran into serious problems."


Notes to editors

· Eyemouth lifeboat station has been operating since 1876. To learn more about the lifeboat station go to: https://rnli.org/find-my-nearest/lifeboat-stations/eyemouth-lifeboat-station

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Eyemouth crew member Lewis Boyce, son of the recued fisherman, on the lifeboat after the shout

RNLI/Wendy Lorimer

Eyemouth crew member Lewis Boyce, son of the recued fisherman
Eyemouth lifeboat towing the fishing boat into Eyemouth harbour 20 January 2023

RNLI/Wendy Lorimer

Eyemouth lifeboat towing the fishing boat into harbour 20 January 2023

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