A busy summer for lifeboat crews

Berwickshire lifeboats
Berwickshire lifeboats

Five lifeboats a day were launched over the summer months from Scotland’s 47 lifeboat stations - a total of 476 altogether.

Eyemouth, St. Abbs and Dunbar crews had a relatively quite time - Eyemouth launched twice, St Abbs inshore lifeboat six times and the Dunbar boats 13 times.

The first RNLI lifeguards to operate in Scotland dealt with five incidents at Coldingham Bay, 44 minor first aid treatments, and four missing people.

Andy Clift, Scotland’s regional operations manager, said: ‘A good summer on the weather front has turned into a busy one for our lifeboats in Scotland, with more people coming to enjoy the coast and sea.

‘We would like to remind the public that some of the incidents could be avoided if they followed simple beach safety messages, adhered to warning signs, and checked tide tables.