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Troon RNLI lifeboat crew launch to assist Police and Coastguard Team

Lifeboats News Release

At 10.27pm on Sunday 11 June 2023, Troon RNLI all-weather lifeboat was requested to launch to assist Police and Ayr Coastguard Rescue Team with a person in the water near to the Heads of Ayr.

The stern wash of Trent class all-weather lifeboat RNLB Jim Moffat


The stern wash of RNLI Trent class all-weather lifeboat RNLB Jim Moffat
The volunteer crew assembled and launched Trent class all-weather lifeboat RNLB Jim Moffat.

As the lifeboat was heading to the scene, Belfast Coastguard informed the crew that the lifeboats assistance was no longer required as the person was out of the water.

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

If there is an emergency along the coast, or if you spot someone that could be in difficulty at sea, always dial 999 and ask for the Coastguard.

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The RNLI charity saves lives at sea. Its volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service around the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland coasts. The RNLI operates 238 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and more than 240 lifeguard units on beaches around the UK and Channel Islands. The RNLI is independent of Coastguard and government and depends on voluntary donations and legacies to maintain its rescue service. Since the RNLI was founded in 1824, its lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved over 142,700 lives.

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