Troon RNLI lifeboats launch to missing child and person in the water at Irvine
At 1.34pm on Thursday 28 June 2018, Belfast Coastguard paged the lifeboat crew after reports of a missing child on Irvine Beach.
Belfast Coastguard then re-tasked the lifeboats to a second incident on the beach at Irvine. There had been reports from Coastwatch Irvine of a child in difficulty in the water. The lifeboat crew immediately made their way to this incident and on arrival were informed by the Coastguard Teams on scene that the child was no longer in the water. The crew from the D Class inshore lifeboat then went ashore with the boats Casualty Care kit to assist.
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