Fisherman rescued from Eyemouth harbour

Eyemouth Harbour

Eyemouth Harbour

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Eyemouth inshore lifeboat was called out shortly before 11pm on Monday, October 3, after it was reported that a person had fallen in the harbour. The crew were quickly on the scene, located the casualty between a fishing boat and the quay wall and brought them safely to shore at the lifeboat pontoon and took them to the station where they were given warm clothing and were checked over by Scottish Ambulance paramedics.

The casualty was later allowed to return to their boat, accompanied by Police Scotland, who ensured that they safely boarded the vessel.

Meanwhile, there was some concern that a further casualty may still be in the water so working in conjunction with Eyemouth Coastguard, the inshore lifeboat carried out a search of the harbour. Once all crew of the North Shields based trawler had been accounted for, the lifeboat and crew were stood down.