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Shout Number 39/2008

Date/Time: 16/10/2008 13:25 - 14:50

Called to Wemyss for a Person In Water

People Assisted: 3    Lives Saved: 3

The lifeboat crew were called to the aid of 3 people in the water following the capsize of their speedboat off Wemyss Castle. A fourth person had managed to swim ashore to raise the alarm.

The lifeboat crew located the people in the water, clinging to the hull of the speedboat. None of them were wearing lifejackets, but one was holding on to one.

The crew managed to pull all three people from the water in time, and they were transferred ashore to Dysart harbour, to waiting ambulance crews and local coastguard teams.

Boat Crew: M McErlane, B Paton, J Wibberley
Shore Crew: I McLean