Broughty lifeboat open day events

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BROUGHTY Ferry Lifeboat crew held their annual open day at the weekend, and even threw in a call-out to make it more thrilling!

Between 500 and 700 people visited the Broughty Ferry Lifeboat shed on Fisher Street for a tour round the station and their inshore and offshore lifeboats, ‘Sheila Barrie’ and ‘Elizabeth of Glamis’.

On hand were members of the volunteer crew who demonstrated how they would save a person who had fallen into the water.

Their skills were soon called into action for real, however, when at 12.15 p.m. the inshore lifeboat ‘Sheila Barrie’ was called to the aid of a boat which had broken down in the River Tay.

The inshore boat sped to the scene and the situation was quickly resolved by the lifeboat crew.

The stricken vessel and her two crew were helped ashore safely.