Oban lifeboat launches to yacht aground

Just after 10:30am this morning – Saturday 2nd June,  the Oban lifeboat launched to assist the yacht Pirouette which had run aground on the ferry rocks just south of Oban with four people on board.

By the time Oban Lifeboat was on scene, the yacht was being pulled from the rocks by the Kerrera ferry.

Two of volunteer lifeboat crew went onboard the yacht and discovered that one of the crew had been injured during the grounding and would require to be taken to hospital.

The casualty was taken onto the lifeboat and subsequently taken to hospital in Oban. Another lifeboat crew member remained onboard the yacht and assisted it’s crew in taking it to Oban Marina.

Following this incident Oban lifeboat returned to Oban Bay to make its scheduled appearance at the Oban Duck Race in aid of the RNLI and set to retrieve any escapees.

These guys rescue everything.

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