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Kirkcudbright lifeboat had a busy day on Saturday 18 June 2016

Lifeboats News Release

Kirkcudbright lifeboat and her volunteer crew were called out twice in one day.

The first callout  was at  08.15am  with  reports  of red flares sighted off Burrow Head.  A broken down angling boat was found by the Port William Inshore Rescue boat and taken on tow.  The lifeboat was stood down before arriving on scene.


The second callout at  3.36pm was  to another broken down Angling boat Vanya from Maryport,  This breakdown was off Gipsy Point near Kirkcudbright Bay. There were two people on board from Cockermouth.

Apparently the engine went off with a loud bang throwing oil everywhere.  The lifeboat towed the boat into  Kirkcudbright  Harbour.  Luckily no-one had been hurt.

Kirkcudbright continues to look for more volunteer crew and a day like Saturday shows how vital the services is.

RNLI media contacts

Christine Collins RNLI Press Officer, Kirkcudbright 01557331475 or 07971160550

Henry Weaver, RNLI Press Officer for Scotland, 01738 642986, 07771 943026, henry_weaver@rnli.org.uk  

Richard Smith, RNLI Public Relations Manager for Scotland, 01738 642956, 07786 668903, richard_smith2@rnli.org.uk

RNLI Press Office, 01202 336789

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