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Both Eyemouth RNLI lifeboats rush to the aid of a dive boat

Lifeboats News Release

Both Eyemouth RNLI lifeboats and their volunteer crews were called out shortly after 4:15pm on Saturday 8 October after it was reported that a dive vessel had lost its steering and required assistance.

The lifeboats made best speed to the Pathfinders location at Pettico Wick, St Abbs Head, where the vessel was being assisted by fellow dive vessels, Oceanic and Wavedancer, who were standing by to ensure all divers were safely recovered on-board Pathfinder.

Once the dive party were safely on-board, the Pathfinder was able to return to St Abbs under its own power, escorted by both lifeboats should any further assistance be required.

Once the Pathfinder was safely alongside in St Abbs, both lifeboats were stood down and returned to station, just over an hour after the initial call.

Notes to Editors

• Eyemouth lifeboat station has been operating since 1876.
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Photos:

1. Eyemouth lifeboats escort Pathfinder back to St Abbs – please credit Eyemouth RNLI

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Eyemouth lifeboat press officer, Adam Ferguson, adam.ferguson@hotmail.co.uk

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