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BEACH CLEARANCE TO ASSIST KINGHORN LIFEBOAT

03/07/2013

Kinghorn RNLI Lifeboat station is grateful to a local contractor who cleared rocks from the beach in front of the station which were affecting Lifeboat operations.

Due to a build up of boulders and changing weather patterns, the beach had become very rocky and this was hampering launch and recovery of one of Scotland’s busiest lifeboats.

Local contractor, FTM of Cupar brought an excavator to Kinghorn and removed the boulders which were slowing the launch of the lifeboat and liable to cause damage to the boat and launching trailer.

Dave Galloway, a volunteer tractor driver, said ‘We’re grateful to FTM for their assistance in clearing the beach and Councillor Susan Leslie for support in making this possible.

‘This will ensure that the volunteer crew can continue to respond quickly to emergencies and reduce the risk of injury or damage to crew or equipment.

Dave added, ‘The lifeboat station is now in preparation for our annual open day which will take place on Saturday 13th July between Noon and 4pm. This is a great day out for the whole family with a number of attractions such as beach games and stalls, with the highlight being a rescue demonstration with the lifeboat and an RAF search and rescue helicopter.’