Tuesday, January 21, 2020
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The Kyle RNLI crew in action


There's been another busy 24 hours for the Kyle RNLI crew with yet more call outs

The lifeboat launched at 6:30pm on Saturday at the request of Stornoway Coastguard, after a mother & her son on holiday from Holland got stuck on a small island between Ashaig and Broadford.

While the crew made best speed towards the scene and began a search of the many small islands and rocks along that stretch of coastline, the Coastguard unit from Broadford then located the casualties and updated the crew with their position.

However due to the difficult and rocky nature of the shallow waters in that area, it took the lifeboat a while to reach the 2 people. The crew assessed the condition of the casualties who were cold but otherwise uninjured, before taking them onboard the lifeboat and transferring them to the Coastguard unit at Broadford pier. The lifeboat then returned to Kyle and was refuelled and ready for service again at 7.50pm.

Then at 9:20am this morning the lifeboat crew were back in action for the sixth time in as many days, after reports were received of a dinghy adrift in Scalpay bay. The lifeboat arrived on scene and took the small vessel, which was in a state of disrepair, under tow back to Kyle.

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