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Capsized dinghy triggers emergency call out

Following the incident the Aith lifeboat crew took the opportunity to carry out some winch training with the Coastguard helicopter before returning to the station. Photo: RNLI

THE AITH lifeboat and the Sumburgh based search and rescue helicopter were called out on Sunday afternoon after Shetland Coastguard received reports of a capsized boat off Muckle Roe.

Lifeboat engineer John Robertson because there was the possibility that the people on board the sailing dinghy were in the water, time was of the essence.

On arrival at the scene it turned out that the two people on board had managed to right the dinghy, and get safely back to the nearby marina in Brae.