A lifeboat was called out to assist five people whose boat had become grounded near Share Discovery Village yesterday afternoon.

A spokesman for the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) stated: "At 3.29pm on Thursday June 27, Carrybridge RNLI’s inshore lifeboat, Douglas Euan and Kay Richards was launched to a boat with five people which had run aground approximately one mile North West of the Share Centre."

The lifeboat arrived with the boat which had five people onboard, all of whom were found safe and well, and were wearing lifejackets.

"The volunteer crew assessed the boat and its passengers and found that they were ok and the vessel was not taking on water. The lifeboat crew then set up a tow line and placed one lifeboat crew member onboard the boat. It was refloated and towed into deeper water. The craft was checked for damage and all was found to be in order. The boat with its five persons onboard was able to continue on its onward journey," the spokesman added.

Speaking following the call out, Stephen Scott, Lifeboat Operations Manager at Carrybridge RNLI advised all boat users: ‘‘Now that summer holidays are here we would ask all users to enjoy the fantastic waterway we have but also to respect the water. We would remind all users that before going afloat they should always carry a means of communication and to plan their voyage using relevant charts. If you see someone in trouble on the water or are in difficulties yourself the number to dial is: 999 or 112 and ask for the Coastguard.’’