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  • Writer's pictureAyrshire Daily News

Double callout for Ardrossan Coastguard


The Ardrossan Coastguard Rescue Team was called out twice during the night to two separate incidents in North Ayrshire.

The first callout came just before midnight when the team was tasked to reports of a red distress flare seen in the general area of West Kilbride.

The team responded immediately and following an area search of West Kilbride and surrounding areas, the search was stood down following no further sightings and no reports any person or vessel being in distress.

The team booked off duty and retuned home just before 0130 hours.

Less than an hour later, the team was tasked for the second time to reports of a female suffering a medical emergency on the beach in Saltcoats.

The team responded immediately and was on scene with the casualty within a matter of minutes providing immediate casualty care for the female on the beach.

The team has then utilised the 4x4 capability of the Coastguard Rescue Vehicle to extricate the the casualty from the beach to the roadway a short distance away to await for the arrival of ambulance.

The ambulance arrived on scene a short time later with a full hand over being given to the paramedics and the female left in the care of the Scottish Ambulance Service.

The team has then stood down and returned to station and booked off duty shortly after 0330 hours to return to bed with many due up in a few hours for work.

The Ardrossan Coastguard Rescue Team is on call 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to respond to those in need.

Search and Rescue - it's what we do.

In a coastal, beach or cliff emergency dial 999 and ask for the Coastguard.


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