Paddleboarders rescued after being swept out to sea

The paddleboarders were rescued by a Coastguard helicopter. File picture: John Devlin

The paddleboarders were rescued by a Coastguard helicopter. File picture: John Devlin

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TWO stricken paddleboarders have been rescued by Coastguard helicopter after the wind blew them out to sea off the coast of Edinburgh.

The helicopter crew were scrambled after they received a 999 call from the duo shortly after 11am today.

They were rescued almost three-quarters of a mile offshore between Musselburgh and Inchkeith.

Both were winched to safety and taken to the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary where they were treated for suspected hypothermia.

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