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Helensburgh RNLI Lifeboat attends report of two persons in water - Gourock

Lifeboats News Release

At 1440 hours on Wednesday 1st June 2016 Helensburgh RNLI Lifeboat was paged to assist in the asearch for 2 persons reported to be in the water at Kempock Point, Gourock.

The Lifeboat arrived on scene at 1455 hours and commenced a search of the local area.  It was established that both persons were safely ashore and the Lifeboat was stood down at 1512 hours.  The Lifeboat was back on station and ready for service at 1535 hours.

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