A sea and air rescue was launched on the weekend to assist a person making an attempt to wade again to shore from Cramond Island – earlier than crews helped one other three folks and a canine stranded there.
The coastguard rescue helicopter from Prestwick was dispatched together with the RNLI Queensferry and Kinghorn lifeboats and coastguard groups from South Queensferry and Fisherrow.
A spokesman for Aberdeen Coastguard mentioned they have been alerted by a member of the general public who noticed a person “struggling” to get again to shore whereas wading by way of the water alongside the causeway.
The spokesman mentioned: “There was an individual on the causeway which was harmful.
“The individual managed to get themselves again to the mainland earlier than the arrival of rescue groups and have been spoken to by the coastguard.”
The spokesman mentioned that, upon arrival, lifeboat groups then went to assist a bunch of three folks on Cramond Island who they observed had been lower off by the tide.
He added: “We observed there have been different folks on the south finish of the island trying as in the event that they wished to get throughout and we had the lifeboats there anyway.
“They’d missed the crossing time and have been caught on the island.
“It was three folks and a canine.”
It’s not recognized if the person and the three others have been a part of the identical group.
The coastguard helicopter was stood down earlier than arriving on the scene on Saturday night, after rescue groups established the person had waded to security.
A RNLI Queensferry spokeswoman burdened currents are notably robust on this stretch of water as a result of massive portions of water are transferring by way of a slim channel.
The spokeswoman urged anybody visiting to Cramond Island to examine the tide instances earlier than crossing over there – to be able to set up whether or not they have sufficient time to return safely.
She mentioned there are additionally indicators and particulars on crossing instances and a free textual content service on the quantity 81400. For extra particulars go to the RNLI website here.
The spokeswoman mentioned that, when you do grow to be stranded, name 999 and ask for the coastguard.