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SPEEDBOAT RESCUED FROM ROCKS IN KIRKCALDY

24/07/2006

The RNLI lifeboat at Kinghorn was launched this evening to a Speedboat in distress at the Long Craigs rocks just off Seafield, Kirkcaldy.

The volunteer crew were paged by the Coastguard at 8.40pm on Friday (21/07/06) after a distress call was received from the stricken speedboat, which had a middle aged man and woman on board and which had struck the rocks near the shore and damaged the propellor. The occupants were desperately trying to paddle the vessel into the park area at Seafield where several concerned members of the public had called the Coastguard.

The RNLI lifeboat arrived on scene within a few minutes and were able to rescue the vessel and bring it under tow into Kirkcaldy Harbour.

The crew on this occasion were Steve Currie, Phil Smythe and Neil Chalmers. shore crew Ian McLean