Mother and children rescued from sea after dinghy capsizes

The family were picked up by a passing yacht after getting into difficulty near Stonehaven on Sunday morning.

Mother and children rescued from sea after dinghy capsizes RNLI
A Stonehaven RNLI lifeboat was sent to the scene.

A mother and her two children were rescued from the water after a dinghy capsized near Stonehaven, lifeboat teams have said.

Emergency services were called on Sunday at around 10.30am after receiving reports that three people got into difficulty in a small dinghy about 500m out to sea, just south of Stonehaven.

The family were picked up by a passing yacht, and a Stonehaven RNLI lifeboat was sent to the scene.

All three people were handed over to the care of the Scottish Ambulance Service.

In a statement issued online, Stonehaven RNLI said: “About 1030hrs on June 12, RNLI Stonehaven were tasked by HM Coastguard to reports of three persons in the water near Stonehaven.

“The ‘Jamie Hunter’ was launched and on arrival at scene found a mother and her two young children had been picked up by a passing yacht.

“The mother and children had been out in a small dinghy which had capsized just south of Stonehaven.

“All three were transferred to the lifeboat and taken back to Stonehaven Harbour and handed over to medical staff to be checked over.”