During a late night callout, lifeboat crew from Carrybridge RNLI rescued four people and a dog after their boat developed engine issues.

A spokeswoman for the RNLI stated: "At 12.40am on Thursday, August 1, Carrybridge RNLI’s relief inshore lifeboat, Martin Harvey and Rescue Water Craft (RWC) was launched to a vessel with four people and a dog which had developed engine issues close to Bellanaleck."

She continued: "The lifeboat and RWC arrived with the casualty vessel which was floating in the main navigation channel. The volunteer crew checked the passengers on the casualty boat and found they were all ok."

With the owners permission, the boat was towed back to the Killyhevlin jetty.

Speaking following the callout, Stephen Scott, Lifeboat Operations Manager at Carrybridge RNLI advised all boat users: ‘‘Before setting out on your journey please have the relevant charts required, lifejackets for all on board and a means of calling for assistance if you find yourself in trouble. 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.’’