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Girvan Lifeboat launched to person in the water.

Lifeboats News Release

Girvan volunteer crew dispatched on immediate launch request.

Girvan RNLI Shannon Class Lifeboat 'Elizabeth and Gertrude Allan '

RNLI/Craig Sommerville

Thursday 9th November at 21:26
Girvan lifeboat's volunteer crews pagers sounded after activation by Uk Coastguard Belfast MRCC at the request of Police Scotland.

Reports were received of a vulnerable casualty in the water at Croy Shore just to the North Of Culzean Castle.

Making best speed Girvan Lifeboat headed up the coast to join with other assets who were on shore.

Shortly after arrival Girvan Lifeboat was joined by Coastguard Rescue Helicopter R199

After a successful extrication of the casualty by rescue teams the helicopter landed on the shoreline and shortly after conveyed the casualty to Hospital.

Girvan lifeboat along with other assets then stood down and returned to their respective bases.

Girvan lifeboat was washed, refuelled and made ready for the next service call.

This was a successful multi agency operation, that resulted in a life saved, a testament to the high standard of training and collaboration of all the agencies involved.

No further details will be made available in relation to this callout.

If you believe someone to be in trouble or see someone in difficulty along our coastline or at sea or even something thats just not right, don't hesitate, ☎️dial 999 and ask for the coastguard right away

You can support our lifesaving work by donating to us directly here at Girvan Lifeboat using our link below, the link is still active and you can help us reach our target

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