RNLI release plea to public as they are called out every single day this week to Cramond Island

The RNLI are pleading with the public to look our for their own safety after being called out every day this week to rescue people from Cramond Island.

Friday, 19th March 2021, 7:37 am

In a post on social media, The RNLI posted a picture of them preparing for a call out, saying: “This photo from today was of the boat leaving the station to go to Cramond Island for the 4th time in 4 days.

"Every day since Monday this week we have been called out to rescue those stranded on the island when the causeway was cutoff by the incoming tide.

"And to be honest? We wouldn't change that.

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"We'd much rather come to the aid of those who need us than have anyone endanger themselves trying to cross the flooding or covered causeway, or by waiting on the island for hours until the tide falls, potentially ill-equipped for the elements.

"It's what we do.”

"But its extremely important to look out for your own safety and that of those around you while on or near the coast - including checking forecasted tide times and weather conditions, as well as being dressed for the weather and ensuring you have a reliable way of calling for help if you should

RNLI release plea to public as they are called out every single day this week to Cramond Island

need it.

"We will always help - but by taking these simple steps you can drastically lower your chances of needing help in the first place.

“If you are planning to visit Cramond Island over the next few days please check the safe crossing times.”

A timetable for the crossing can be found here.

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