One rescued after getting stranded on Cramond Island

One person has been rescued from Cramond Island today after being cut off by the tide.

Monday, 27th January 2020, 2:55 pm
Updated Monday, 27th January 2020, 3:44 pm
Cramond Island.

The Queensferry Lifeboat crew were called out to aid the person at about 1:20pm on Monday.

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Pair rescued after getting stranded on Cramond Island

An Aberdeen coastguard spokesman confirmed the lifeboat picked up a person from Cramond Island and took them back to the shore.

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The spokesman said: "We believe it is just one person who was stuck on the island.

"We are still waiting to hear back from the lifeboat crew."

It comes after two men were rescued from Cramond Island after becoming stranded there on Saturday afternoon.

Both men were brought back to shore safe and well and did not require medical attention.

Anyone visiting Cramond Island should check the tide times before crossing over there - in order to establish whether they have enough time to return safely.

There are signs and details on crossing times and a free text service on the number 81400. For more details visit the RNLI website.

If you do become stranded, call 999 and ask for the coastguard.