Troon RNLI inshore lifeboat launches to South Beach Troon

Lifeboats News Release

At 5.26pm on Wednesday 21 June 2023, Troon RNLI inshore lifeboat was requested to launch by Belfast Coastguard after reports from a member of the public of a group of persons in the water at South Beach Troon that may be in difficulty.

At sea onboard D class inshore lifeboat Sheena


At sea onboard D class inshore lifeboat Sheena

The volunteer crew began to assemble at the lifeboat station as Ayr Coastguard Rescue Team made their way to the scene to provide additional assistance from the shore.

D class inshore lifeboat Sheena launched and made best speed to the location. While on route, Belfast Coastguard notified the crew that the group was now ashore and no further assistance was required.

With this information, the lifeboat returned to station where it was made ‘ready for service’ with the assistance of the shore crew.

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