Double Monday afternoon Callout for Ardrossan coastguard

The Ardrossan Coastguard Rescue Team was called out just before 5pm today to reports of a person entering the water in Ardrossan.

The team responded immediately with RNLI Troon Lifeboat and on arriving on scene, the team was advised the person involved was out of the water and had been taken home which was located nearby. The team has thereafter attended at the address alongside Police and paramedics and confirmed the person was safe and well. The person was then left in the care of our emergency service colleagues. As the team was preparing to stand down, a second 999 call was received at CGOC Belfast Coastguard reporting a male stuck on the mudflats at Irvine Harbour. The team proceeded with Troon Inshore Lifeboat also attending. Once on scene, the person in question was spotted from the shoreline with the Lifeboat launching from the slipway at the harbour. The Lifeboat crew has thereafter reached the person involved who was fishing and had all the necessary safety equipment and was not in need of any assistance. The call was classed as a false alarm with good intent and all resources then stood down. The team has then returned to station to complete the necessary paperwork before booking off duty shortly after 6.30pm. The Ardrossan Coastguard Rescue Team is on call 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to respond to those in need. #999Coastguard 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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