East Sands paddle boarders blown off-shore

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The Broughty Ferry Lifeboat Station was alerted  at around 11.21am on Sunday (4th) by the Aberdeen coastguard  but while the lifeboats were on the way to the area, one paddle boarder made it safely ashore while the other was blown further offshore.

A spokesman for the RNLI said: “With guidance from Leven and St Andrew’s Coastguard teams who had a visual of the casualty throughout from the cliff tops, they recovered a cold, wet and very grateful casualty back to the beach. The ALB recovered the board and this was subsequently reunited with owner.”

“Rescue helicopter 199 from Prestwick was stood down en-route once it was clear the casualty had been recovered. Fortunately this was a very successful outcome for a multi agency operation. Both paddle boarders were well equipped but it’s really important to check forecasts, particularly when there is an offshore wind.”

Picture: RNLI

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