RNLI rescue: Teenage boys aged 15 rescued from small dinghy off Rock Well on Caithness coast

Two 15-year-old boys had to be rescued after they got into difficulty in a small dinghy off the Caithness coast.

A Thurso RNLI Lifeboat – The Taylors – was launched at around 5.30 pm on April 17 after a report of two 15 year olds in a small dinghy facing ‘difficulty’ off the Rock Well.

An inflatable boat was deployed and successfully rescued the two youths.

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The casualties were taken on board The Taylors where they were treated by casualty care crew members.

RNLI lifeboat The Taylors (Photo: Thurso Lifeboat).

The Lifeboat returned to Scrabster at 5.55 pm and the two casualties were later transferred to an Ambulance.

A Scottish RNLI spokesperson said: “This successful rescue highlights what can go wrong when inappropriate small inflatables are used on the open sea.

"We would like to thank Anja Johnson who very quickly realised something was wrong and dialed the Coastguard on 999.

"The Taylors was cleaned in accordance with Covid requirements and made ready for service.”

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