Kinghorn lifeboat crew rescues girls from rocks

Kinghorn lifeboat
Kinghorn lifeboat

Kinghorn RNLI Lifeboat volunteers had a busy start to March with two callouts in one day at the weekend.

The crew was paged just after noon on Sunday to help Queensferry lifeboat with the rescue of six people, including two children, from Cramond Island causeway.

The lifeboat arrived just after Queensferry and stood by while the distressed casualties were taken ashore.

The second callout happened at 2.15 p.m. when two teenage girls became stuck on rocks to the east of Burntisland as the tide came in quickly.

The crew quickly located them and took them into the lifeboat before transferring them on to Burntisland harbour where they were assessed by an ambulance crew and taken to hospital.

Helmsman Scott McIlravie said: “The teenagers were clinging to a rock wall when we arrived, having been unable to walk to safety before the incoming spring tide cut them off.

“A southerly onshore wind, coupled with the large spring tide, made it quite difficult to get the lifeboat safely into the wall to rescue the pair.

“Both were very cold, and an ambulance was requested to check them over. ‘‘

The Lifeboat fundraising committee will be holding its annual Yellow Welly Tea on Saturday between 10.00 a.m. and noon at the lifeboat station.

All are welcome.