Three people and dogs rescued by lifeboat

Three people and three dogs were rescued from the River Clyde by Helensburgh RNLI lifeboat crew of Wednesday afternoon.

The crew was paged at 4.26pm after the Coastguard received a report of a woman up to her chest in water near Dumbarton Castle.

Shortly after the lifeboat was launched, the crew received further information that there was a possibility of there being three people involved.

Once on the scene, the lifeboat crew located two men and a woman plus three dogs, in a marshy area near Dumbarton Rock.

While out walking with her dogs, the woman had got into difficulty in the marshy area and had ended up chest deep in water.

She had sought help from her brother and father, but as they had been unable to get close to her, the emergency services had been contacted.

After taking the female and her dogs on board the lifeboat, the crew then picked up the two males.

All were cold and wet however were in good spirits. They were landed at Sandpoint Marina where they were checked over by an ambulance Ccrew.

At 5.25pm  the lifeboat crew returned to base in Rhu, reporting ready for service again less than n hour afterwards.

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