RNLI rescue two groups stranded in Firth of Forth back-to-back

RNLI volunteers were called out to rescue groups stranded on Incholm Island and Cramond Island on Sunday.

RNLI lifeboat rescues two stranded groups in one day from Cramond and Incholm islands on Firth of Forth RNLI
RNLI: Rescuers towed the stricken speed boat and its crew to Port Edgar.

An RNLI lifeboat was called out to rescue two groups of people on the Firth of Forth back-to-back over the weekend.

At 4.01pm on Sunday, rescuers were alerted to a group of three people, whose broken down speed boat had experienced a loss of power.

The crew of the stricken vessel were stranded on Incholm Island, but were well, had life jackets and means of communication.

The lifeboat crew towed them back to Port Edgar and were met by the local Coastguard team.

While the volunteers were heading back to the station, their pagers sounded again at 6.30pm for two people stranded on Cramond Island after being cut off by the tide.

The lifeboat proceeded to the island and returned the pair to Cramond Harbour, who were again met by the local Coastguard team.