Inflatable beach toy returned to 'very embarrassed' owner after rescue mission launched in East Lothian

North Berwick Coastguard Rescue Team recovered an inflatable and returned it to a very embarrassed owner who had accidentally let it float out to sea from Longniddry bents in East Lothian.

Saturday, 24th July 2021, 12:24 pm

The team was tasked to rescue the inflatable at around 6.30pm on Friday, July 23, along with Fisherrow Coastguard and Kinghorn RNLI Lifeboat, but when they arrived on the scene they discovered it had floated back to shore further along the coast.

Thankfully nobody was on it and everyone was safe.

A group enjoying a day at the beach handed it to the North Berwick Coastguard Rescue Team who returned it to the “very embarrassed owner”.

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She was given advice for the future which included using a rope or a means of securing inflatables.

The team has reminded all other beach goers to do the same, or “better still, don’t take them at all”.

If you see someone or something you are concerned about you should call 999 and ask for the Coastguard.

The inflatable was located and returned to the owner after she had lost track of it.

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The inflatable which escaped its owner and made its way out to sea prompting a rescue mission before floating back to the shore.
The team recovered the inflatable and returned it to a very embarrassed owner who had accidentally let it float out to sea from East Lothian.