Busy Bank Holiday Weekend For Kinghorn RNLI
Kinghorn RNLI Lifeboat volunteers had a busy weekend with three separate calls.
The lifeboat crew was paged just after 08.30am on Saturday morning to assist a disabled vessel north east of Inchkeith, followed by a request to assess the safety of shellfish collectors on Pettycur Sands. At 12.20am on Sunday morning the team was called out to assist in a search off Leven.
Following reports of a person shouting at Leven beach just after midnight on Sunday, UK Coastguard launched a search following concern that someone may have been in the water.
Kinghorn Lifeboat launched around 12.35am, and arrived at Leven beach 20 minutes later. An extensive search of the area was undertaken, along with Coastguard rescue teams from Leven and Kinghorn.
Crewmember Mel McGarva said, ‘Following concern that someone may have been in the water at Leven, we were tasked to undertake a search off Leven golf course.
‘Search conditions were good, coupled with the use of four flares to illuminate the area. Following an hour of searching we were stood down, returning to station just after 02.30am.
Crewmembers on this search at Leven were Mark Brown, Paul Stather, Mel McGarva, Suzanne Baillie and Steve Robinson.
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