Broughty Ferry lifeboat rescues man from river

Lifeboats News Release

Broughty Ferry RNLI volunteer lifeboat crew were called into action this morning (Tuesday 5th July) to come to the assistance of a distressed male in the water around Broughty Ferry Harbour.

Broughty Ferry RNLI crews were alerted just before 2am by the coastguard of a distressed male at the harbour. Volunteers crewed the inshore lifeboat which made the short trip to the harbour. Once there, they pulled the man from the water into the lifeboat. He was transported back to the lifeboat shed where he was assessed by the volunteer crew and found to be cold but uninjured.

He was then passed over to the waiting ambulance crew who continued to provide care.

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