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Eight people have been rescued after a dinghy capsized in the Forth

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Seven people were left stranded in the Forth on Sunday, after the dinghy they were in capsized.

The incident involved three paddle boarders and a dinghy with five people on board.

Those in the boat were initially trying to take two paddle boarders on board in an attempt to help them back to shore, but instead it ended up capsize, leaving seven people in the water.

Crews from North Berwick and Kinghorn arrived on the scene, with the latter getting the people to safety on board.

A spokesman for Kinghorn RNLI said: “We were soon alongside and pulled everyone to safety onboard the lifeboat.

“An eighth person was making their way to Port Seton with three paddle boards but making slow progress. They were also recovered to the lifeboat.”

The Kinghorn crew – Neil Chalmers, Robert Rutherford, Kerr Milne, Matthew Mulligan, Graham Milne, and Rob Douglas – managed to rescue all seven and got them back to Port Seton safely.

Written by: Codie Bullen

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