Carrybridge RNLI rescued four people, two adukts and two children, from a grounded barge at the weekend. 

At 3.02pm on Sunday 01 September, Carrybridge RNLI’s inshore lifeboat, Douglas Euan & Kay Richards and Rescue Water Craft (RWC) were launched to a vessel with four people on board, two adults and two children, which had became grounded West of Share Discovery Village.

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

The lifeboat and RWC arrived on the scene and slowly proceeded into the shallow water. After assessing the condition of the two adults and two children on board, the vessel was checked for water damage and none was found.

With the owner’s permission the volunteer crew of the lifeboat set up a tow line to the casualty vessel and proceeded to refloat the boat in deeper water. The barge was again checked for water ingress and the steering and propulsion also checked. No damage was found.