NE Scotland, Orkney & Shetland

Eight boat men and dog rescued by Kirkwall lifeboat off Gairsay

Eight men and a dog were rescued after their boat broke down off an Orkney island.

A member of the shooting party called 999 to report their boat had engine failure and was taking in water in strong tides off Gairsay on Monday evening.

Kirkwall lifeboat was dispatched and its inflatable boat was launched as the vessel had drifted ashore.

A tow line was attached and the boat was towed to Tingwall pier.

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