Boy clinging on to capsized dinghy and ‘calling for help’ rescued

People reported seeing the ten-year-old child holding onto the vessel and "calling for help" north of Oban airstrip.

Boy rescued after being left clinging to capsized dinghy ‘calling for help’ near Oban HM Coastguard

A boy was left clinging to a capsized dinghy “calling for help” near Oban.

The Stornoway Coastguard were alerted of a ten-year-old child in distress after his dinghy capsized north of Oban airstrip at around 10.48am on Thursday.

He was reportedly clinging onto it and “calling for help”.

A nearby vessel answered the call for assistance and the boy was rescued “safe and well”.

A Stornoway Coastguard spokesman said: “At 10.48am we received reports of a 10-year-old boy in a small dinghy in distress north of Oban airstrip.

“The boat had capsized and he was holding onto it and calling for help.

“A nearby vessel answered our call for assistance and the boy was delivered back to his parents safe and well.”

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