RNLI called out three times in one day

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KYLE of Lochalsh RNLI volunteers were called out to three separate emergencies yesterday (Tuesday), writes reporter Ellie Forbes.

Reports of a rib with five people and a dog on board that had lost power between Kyle and Kyleaskin came in at 12.45pm.

The boat was thought to be heading for nearby rocks and the lifeboat launched quickly before towing the rib back to the slip where it was taken out the water.

The crew were called into action again at 3.55pm to assist the Scottish Ambulance Service when a 60-year-old woman in the remote coral beach area of Plockton,  who suffered breathing difficulties.

The RNLI team transported the woman to the pontoons at Kyle where an ambulance was waiting.

Two walkers who got into difficulty on the Applecross peninsula called on the team for help around 8.06pm.

The men were suffering from dehydration after a day of soaring temperature. One of them had also badly injured his ankle.

A Kyle RNLI spokesperson said: ‘This was an extremely busy afternoon for the crew, however this is what all of our volunteers train for, and we rescued eight people and one dog, and had a good outcome in all three shouts which is the most important thing.’