North Berwick RNLI Lifeboat Crew rescue broken down boat with 3 persons on board

Lifeboats News Release

North Berwick RNLI volunteer lifeboat crew rescued three people who had broken down near the Bass Rock on Friday 25 August.

North Berwik Inshore lifeboat Evelyn M with broken down vessel in an alongside tow.

RNLI/Paul Mitchell

North Berwick RNLI Lifeboat towing broken down vessel

The boat was being towed back to North Berwick by a local vessel when they arrived on scene.

North Berwick inshore lifeboat Evelyn M with four volunteer crew members on board, took over the tow and towed the boat safely back to North Berwick, where they moored it in the harbour and the lifeboat was stood down.

North Berwick RNLI Helm Niall Grant said: “ It was a very straight forward service. We encourage any person that needs assistance to contact us without hesitation; it’s what we train for. Or if you see someone in danger at sea call 999 and ask for the Coastguard.”

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