Busy afternoon of call-outs for St Abbs lifeboat crew

St Abbs independent lifeboat had a busy afternoon on Thursday, April 11, initially going to the aid of a small yacht in trouble off the Berwickshire coast, then being called away from that incident to attend an emergency at Coldingham Sands.

Friday, 12th April 2019, 10:18 am
Updated Friday, 12th April 2019, 11:24 am
St Abbs independent lifeboat.

The crew were paged at approximately 4.10pm by Her Majesty’s Coastguard (HMCG) to provide assistance to the yacht in difficulty on the Berwickshire coast.

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“While attending the yacht, St Abbs Lifeboat responded to a further request from HMCG to break off and attend a second incident at Coldingham Sands. Providing medical assistance on the beach,, St Abbs Lifeboat crew handed the casualty into the care of the Scottish Ambulance Service,” said a spokesperson for St Abbs independent lifeboat.

Eyemouth Coastguard Eyemouth Lifeboat, and Dunbar and Berwick Coastguard rescue teams were also called out.