ILB & ALB
Request from HMRC following initial call to the Lifeboat Station by first informant reporting persons in the water off Elie and in need of assistance.
ILB initial requested with ALB also launching because of the prevailing weather conditions.
Both lifeboats searching on scene, Coastguard confirming with the first informant the location of the object seen was fishing gear related and not persons in distress.
Both lifeboats stood down and returned to Anstruther.
Crew recalled to rehouse the ALB because of tidal limitations
Time: 15:00 – 19:20
Weather Clear skies
Wind Force 6 Strong Breeze
Wind dir W
Sea state Rough
High Tide 21:50