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Busy weekend for Kinghorn Lifeboat


The weekend of the 7th - 9th of April saw Kinghorn lifeboat almost double the number of shouts it has had this year.

The station notched up five shouts during the three day period - marking the start of the busy summer season. One shout on Saturday, to a boy in trouble near Kirkcaldy having been swept off the Esplanade, started the weekend off. Two shouts followed on Sunday - to a 16ft Diesel engined boat with engine trouble and later in the day to a jetski that had broken down with an adult and two children on board.

Monday was no quieter for the local volunteer rescue service. The afternoon saw the station's Atlantic 75 fast rescue craft heading across the Forth to Portobello, near Edinburgh, where it was reported that some youths were stranded by the tide. A similar call to the town of Burntisland followed later in the day.

The crew of Kinghorn Lifeboat station were called upon a total of 45 times in the year 2000, and were the first lifeboat in the UK to launch on service in the new millenium. This year promises to be another busy one for one of Scotland's busiest RNLI lifeboat stations.