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Broughty Ferry rescue jetskier in trouble

Lifeboats News Release

Broughty Ferry RNLI volunteer lifeboat crew rescued a male jetskier after his jetski developed mechanical problems on Sunday 19 June off Dundee Port.

The man contacted family to make them aware that he was experiencing mechanical problems. They in turn contacted the emergency services who then embarked on a rescue operation led by the Coastguard.

Broughty Ferry RNLI inshore lifeboat with three volunteer crew was launched at 2.11pm with the assistance of a volunteer shore crew, reaching the powerless jetski promptly, which had drifted between both bridges.

The jetskier was transferred onto the lifeboat where he was assessed and found to be in good condition requiring no treatment. A towline was attached to the jetski with one of the volunteer crew manning it.

The lifeboat then towed the jetski to Broughty Ferry harbour where the male was then transferred to shore and met by the coastguard.

Picture Caption: Broughty Ferry inshore lifeboat in action. Pic: RNLI/Colin Davidson

RNLI media contacts: Colin Davidson, RNLI volunteer lifeboat press officer for Broughty Ferry on 07963 482348,

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