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Three call-outs for Largs lifeboat

Lifeboats News Release

Three call-outs for the crew of the Largs lifeboat.

Thursday 18/08/16 Motor Boat suffering mechanical failure

On Tuesday the 16th of August for the second time on the same day Largs lifeboat and her volunteer crew were alerted to a report of a group of people with floating devices which look like Li- Lo’s appeared to be in some difficulty in the water off Largs shore, however as the lifeboat crew assembled and prepared to launch the group had made it safely back to shore.

The lifeboat did not launch and the crew stood down and went back to their day jobs.

Thursday morning 18th.August 11.17am

The services of Largs lifeboat was again called upon to the aid of 5meter motor boat with one person on board.

The craft was located between Great Cumbrae and Small Cumbrae Islands an area known locally as ‘’The Tan’’

Arriving on scene the lifeboat crew established the motor boat had suffered mechanical failure in both, the main inboard engine and the auxiliary outboard motor.

The craft was taken in tow to Largs Yacht Haven where assistance was given in recovering the craft and her occupant.

Thereafter the lifeboat returned to station to be made ready for her next service.

Thank you to all the employers who allow their staff time out to attend their volunteer role in the RNLI lifeboat service.

Media contacts:

Alasdair Woods, Largs volunteer lifeboat press officer, 07860 632524, email alasdair.woods@btconnect.com

Richard Smith, media relations manager for Scotland, 07786 668903, email richard_smith2@rnli.org.uk

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