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Largs Lifeboat responds to a call from Police Scotland

Lifeboats News Release

On Thursday evening the 9th. of August at 8.55pm. Largs Lifeboat launched to an emergency call fro Police Scotland.

RNLI/Alasdair Woods

Largs lifeboat volunteers responded with great haste when a call via H.M. Coastguard was received from Police Scotland to attend a male person in the water close to Inverkip Marina.
Police and the Fire Service were already on the scene and had been for some time, before the lifeboat reached the location, news stating the person involved was now out of the water was received and the lifeboat was subsequently stood down and returned to station.

On Friday evening the 10th. of August at 7.00pm. Largs lifeboat volunteers were once again in action when they were requested to attend a yacht adrift and moving towards the Gantock Rocks close to Dunoon.
When the lifeboat arrived on scene the crew soon realised there was no one on board, the yacht had dragged its anchor from an anchorage near to Dunoon.
As the lifeboat was on its way to the yacht, its owner through binoculars saw the lifeboat passing and wondered where it was going, little knowing it was to his own boat.
The lifeboat crew managed to secure a line to the vessel and undertook a tow to nearby Sand bank Marina where the yacht and its owner were reunited.
On completion, the lifeboat returned to station to be made ready for her next service.


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