TWO swimmers off the coast of North Berwick needed medical treatment on Saturday afternoon “having swallowed water and been washed around rocks”.
The town’s coastguard and RNLI crews, alongside an RNLI crew from Dunbar, received a phone to go to North Berwick’s East Seashore at about 3pm just after reports of two folks in the h2o.
A spokesman for North Berwick Coastguard Rescue Workforce mentioned: “We created call with the very first informant, who directed us to the actual area of the incident.
“By the time we arrived on scene, the casualties experienced been served out of the drinking water by seaside goers who then aided us recover the casualties back again to the lifeboat station so they could be handed over to the Scottish Ambulance Company for treatment.
“Remember if you see anyone or some thing you are concerned about on the shoreline, cliff, mud or on the sea. Dial 999 and check with for the coastguard.”
A North Berwick RNLI assertion reported: “Our volunteers introduced but were stood down en-route as the casualties built it ashore with help from bystanders.
“They had been picked up by North Berwick Coastguard Rescue Group and transported to the station, where by casualty care was carried out by our crew as they have been in shock getting swallowed drinking water and been washed more than rocks.
“They have been handed into the treatment of the Scottish Ambulance Company.
“There ended up breaking waves on scene which may possibly have appeared tiny but can be potent. Relying on the tide, rocks can be partially coated, which can be dangerous. Soon following the connect with-out, a rip present was observed in the space, with some swimmers caught in it, even though they ended up washed to shore by significant waves.
“Our seashores are wonderful but, in selected conditions, can be risky if you are unaware of the dangers, or don’t know how to preserve yourself risk-free. As there are no lifeguards in our place, you need to consider certain warning.”