4.65 hours at sea

Narrative

The lifeboat crew was tasked to search for a missing kayaker last seen off Portobello on an inflatable craft.
An extensive search of the outer Forth was undertaken with coastguard rescue teams onshore and Anstruther and Kinghorn lifeboats, along with Rescue 151 from Inverness.
The search was stood down for the night but it was confirmed that the casualty had managed to swim ashore and was confirmed safe overnight.

Area Map

Location

Portobello

Lifeboat Crew Involved

Helmsman:M Chalmers
Crewmember:P Stather
Crewmember:R Malcomson
Crewmember:F Soutar
Tractor Driver:S Glen
Shore Helper:K Chapman