Pair rescued as boat runs ashore off Crail in Fife
Wednesday 01 August 2012
Two men have been rescued after their boat ran ashore on rocks in poor weather.
The alarm was raised just before 1am today when someone on shore spotted the fluorescent markings of their lifejackets.
Anstruther Inshore Lifeboat arrived first at the scene, off Crail in Fife, and got the two men out of their vessel, which is understood to be a refurbished lifeboat.
They were transferred to Anstruther All-Weather Lifeboat which took them to Anstruther for medical assessment where they were found to be uninjured.
The RNLI said the weather very poor with gusting winds and heavy rain.
The men, from Liverpool, were transferring the vessel to the Isle of Man and were on a leg of the journey heading north towards Peterhead. It is not yet known where they set out from.
Rescuers said the boat started to break up on the rocks and will be a total loss.
One of the lifeboat crew provided accommodation for the two men for the rest of the night as they were left with only a mobile phone and a small amount of money.
The rescue was co-ordinated by Forth Coastguard.
- 3 Russian girl takes her own life after parents find pornography on her computer
- 4 Ball pool for adults opens in London
- 5 Amal Clooney gives excellent response to fashion question at European Court of Human Rights
Saudi preacher who 'raped and tortured' his five -year-old daughter to death is released after paying 'blood money'
Kim Kardashian on Bruce Jenner's 'story': 'We support him no matter what, and I think when the time is right, he'll talk'
Michelle Obama highlights harsh restrictions faced by Saudi women after meeting King Salman without wearing a headscarf
Russian girl takes her own life after parents find pornography on her computer
Ball pool for adults opens in London
9 reasons Greece's experiment with the radical left is doomed to failure
'We would evict Queen from Buckingham Palace and allocate her council house,' say Greens
Have we reached 'peak food'? Shortages loom as global production rates slow
Greece elections: Syriza and EU on collision course after election win for left-wing party
British Muslim school children suffering a backlash of abuse following Paris attacks
British grandmother Lindsay Sandiford faces execution by firing squad in Indonesia
£40000 per annum: Ashdown Group: A reputable organisation within the leisure i...
£90 - £140 per day: Tradewind Recruitment: I am currently working in partnersh...
£96000 - £200000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: Looking for a better earning p...
£32000 - £36000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: A rapidly expanding company in ...