Three young men had to be rescued from an abandoned pier after becoming stranded in Inverkeithing Bay in North Queensferry.
A total of four men aged between 17 and 21 had swum to the disused wooden structure at Port Laing between Inverkeithing and North Queensferry. One of the group was able to make it back to land where he raised the alarm.
The coastguard was alerted at 6.15pm on Sunday and dispatched an RNLI Queensferry crew to the scene.
Ross MaKay from RNLI Queensferry said: “They got into difficulty while swimming and climbed on to the wooden structure then struggled as the water came in and cut them off.
“One of the group managed to get to safety and call 999. Two of them looked unwell having swallowed quite a bit of water. We took them to North Queensferrry Harbour where we were met by an ambulance.”
A spokesperson for the Scottish Ambulance Service confirmed that both a rapid response unit and ambulance were dispatched to the scene.
Two of the swimmers had swallowed sea water and were taken to Victoria Hospital in Kirkcaldy for treatment.
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