Monday 27th July 2020,
North Edinburgh Community News

Four people rescued after being cut off by the tide crossing Cramond Island

On Sunday the local Lifeboat crew at South Queensferry was called to rescue several people who had become cut off by the tide crossing to Cramond Island. 

The volunteer team were paged just after 5pm and rescued four persons who were waist deep in water and struggling to walk over the submerged causeway with the flooding tide. 

The casualties were taken to Granton Harbour and handed over to HM Coastguard teams and the Scottish Ambulance Service. 

A short while later the team were scrambled again when two people in an inflatable were being blown offshore from a beach in Granton. 

The lifeboat was on scene minutes later and located the inflatable dinghy and escorted it back to the beach where they were met by South Queensferry Coastguard. 

Later that day they were then called to a police incident in the Portobello area but were stood down a short time later. 

Please see the following link for advice on staying safe at the beach https://rnli.org/safety/beach-safety

If you see someone in difficulty on or near the sea dial 999 and ask for the Coastguard.

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