Troon RNLI coastal lifeboat launches to assist ambulance and coast guard

Lifeboat press release

At 8.36pm on Wednesday 31st May 2022 Belfast Coastguard called for the crew to launch the Inshore Lifeboat to assist the Ayr Coastguard Rescue Team and Ambulance Service Scots in an incident at South Beach Troon.

With the pagers activated, the volunteer crew made their way to the lifeboat station and soon after, the RNLI D-class inshore lifeboat, Sheena, quickly made its way to the scene.

As the lifeboat approached the scene, reports came in from Belfast Coastguard that the incident had been resolved following the presence of the Ambulance Special Operations Response Team.

Armed with this information, the crew returned to station where the lifeboat was ‘ready for duty’ with the assistance of the shore crew.

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