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Two shouts during one exercise for Kinghorn Lifeboat

25/06/2001

Kinghorn Lifeboat was asked to assist in two different incidents in the Fisherrow area whilst on exercise on Saturday.

The lifeboat had tied alongside the harbour wall in Fisherrow during a routine training exercise when the crew were asked by a local to help a jetski that had broken down near the harbour mouth. The jetski, and its three occupants (adult male and two children) were towed round the outside of the harbour to their trailer on shore.

Just as the lifeboat had tied alongside the harbour for the second time, HMCG asked for the immediate response of the lifeboat to a report of a child being swept out to sea by the tide off Joppa, just West of Fisherrow Harbour.

In this instance the lifeboat arrived to find an adult male, happily swimming in the sea in a wetsuit. The crew confirmed that the person being spoken to was the supposed child in distress then returned to Fisherrow to continue the exercise.

With little time left for training, the crew of the Kinghorn Lifeboat returned to Kinghorn after some liquid refreshments courtesy of the Fisherrow Sailing Club.