Largs lifeboat launches to reports of woman in the water

Lifeboats News Release

During a routine Sunday exercise Largs lifeboat R A Wilson and her volunteer crew were diverted to an emergency reported to be a woman in the water within Inverkip marina.

On arrival on scene the woman had been found to have slipped on the wooden pontoon, a team of divers who were nearby at the time assisted her to an ambulance.

As all was well, the lifeboat was not required it was stood down and returned to station.

Alasdair Woods   RNLI Lifeboat Press Officer.

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Alasdair Woods, Largs volunteer lifeboat press officer, 07860 632524, email 

Richard Smith, Public Relations Manager for Scotland, 07786 668903, email

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