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The Royal National Lifeboat Institution - Saves Lives at Sea

Busy Easter Weekend for Kinghorn Lifeboat

22/04/2003

The volunteer crews of Kinghorn Lifeboat Station, like many other lifeboat stations around the UK coastline, were kept busy over the Easter weekend.

Following an already hectic week, in which the lifeboat launched on 5 shouts, the crews were called upon three times in the space of two days. One of the most notable shouts was to save a Collie dog that was being swept out to sea off Kirkcaldy.

The dog, called Sam, was found by the lifeboat just under 1/4 mile off the sea wall, exhausted and struggling against a strong wind and the backwash off the wall. "He was cold and wet, but very pleased to see his rescuers." said crewmember Liz Davidson. He was promptly reunited with his elderly owner.

Kinghorn Lifeboat is on call 24 hours a day, every day of the year and answered 50 distress calls last year alone. It is a part of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution - a 179 year old charity. The station at Kinghorn has been active since 1965.

Queries? Email lifeboat@kinghorn.org.uk