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The Royal National Lifeboat Institution - Saves Lives at Sea

TWO CALLOUTS IN ONE DAY

02/03/2014

Kinghorn RNLI Lifeboat volunteers had a busy start to March with two callouts today, Sunday, to assist stranded people.

The crew was firstly paged just after noon to assist Queensferry lifeboat with the rescue of six people, including two children, from the Cramond Island causeway. Kinghorn lifeboat arrived just after Queensferry lifeboat and stood by whilst the distressed casualties were taken ashore.

The second callout of the afternoon happened at 2.15pm when the lifeboat was called to assist two teenage girls near Burntisland.

The girls, both 16, were stuck on rocks to the east of Burntisland. The lifeboat crew quickly located the casualties and recovered them into the lifeboat before taking them to Burntisland harbour where they were assessed by an ambulance crew.

Helmsman Scott McIlravie commented, ‘the female casualties were clinging to a rock wall when we arrived, having been unable to walk to safety before the incoming spring tide cut them off.

‘A F3/4 southerly onshore wind, coupled with the large spring tide, made it quite difficult to get the lifeboat safely into the wall to rescue the pair. We managed to get them into the lifeboat before taking the girls to an ambulance at Burntisland harbour.

‘Both were very cold, and an ambulance was requested to check them over. We understand that they were taken to hospital for a check-up.

‘We were assisted by Kinghorn Coastguard Rescue team who met us at the harbour.’

The Lifeboat fundraising committee will be holding their annual Yellow Welly tea this Saturday, 8th March between 10am and noon.