Lifeboat appeal after call-out to drifting inflatable unicorn in Forth

A Fife volunteer lifeboat crew has appealed to people to think about taking inflatables into the sea after responding to a call which turned out to be a blow-up unicorn.
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The crew from Kinghorn was scrambled after reports of an inflatable adrift in the Forth near Joppa on Thursday.

Arriving on scene, the inflatable unicorn was found on the beach near the River Esk.

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The crew with the inflatable on board (Pic: Kinghorn RNLI)The crew with the inflatable on board (Pic: Kinghorn RNLI)
The crew with the inflatable on board (Pic: Kinghorn RNLI)
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It was recovered to the lifeboat and a short search of the area was undertaken before it was confirmed no one was missing.

The crew stated: “We'd like to highlight that inflatables are not suitable for use at the beach, particularly when the wind is blowing away from the beach.

“If you do get into difficulty or see someone in trouble at the coast, call 999 and ask for the Coastguard.

The crew called out included Paul Stather, Mel McGarva, Blair Henderson, Ralph Johnston, Graham Milne, and Liz Davidson.