Broughty Ferry lifeboat called out for third time this week

Stock shot of a stand-up paddle boarder
Stock shot of a stand-up paddle boarder

Broughty Ferry volunteer lifeboat crews were called out again yesterday, making it their third call out this week.

The RNLI volunteers were alerted at 3.59pm yesterday (Thursday, July 28) following a call from the Coastguard.

The call was in response to one of the Broughty Ferry beach lifeguards becoming concerned about a stand-up paddle boarder who was seen to be around three-quarters-of-a-mile offshore.

Following the alert, the inshore lifeboat was launched at 4.05pm with the assistance of RNLI shore crews.

The crews quickly located the female paddle boarder at the beach to the north of Tentsmuir Forest.

She was found to be in no distress and had no complaints.

At the request of the Coastguard the inshore lifeboat crew then escorted the paddle boarder, who was not thought to be local, back across the river to Broughty Ferry.