Eight people rescued as dinghy capsizes in Forth

Eight people have been rescued after a dinghy and paddleboarders got into difficulty in the Forth.

The RNLI crew Kinghorn was called out yesterday afternoon to the incident about one mile off Port Seton.

The dinghy had capsized, with seven occupants - including five children - in the water. An eighth person was making their way to shore with three SUP boards.

All the casualties were taken on board the lifeboat.

Helm Neil Chalmers said: "On arrival it became apparent that the dinghy had offered assistance to two SUP paddlers and had then capsized a short time later.

"All casualties were taken to Port Seton where two ambulances arrived to check everyone out, along with coastguard rescue teams from North Berwick and Fisherrow. It is understood all were allowed to go home without any need for further treatment.

"Once all casualties were safe, we returned to recover the capsized dinghy and then the stand-up paddle boards.

"We would always recommend that you check the weather conditions prior to going afloat, particularly on the sea. If you do get into difficulty, please call for assistance as soon as possible. There is sea safety and advice for various watersports available on the RNLI website."

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