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Major rescue operation on the Solway

The RNLI were sent to the scene. Credit: Silloth RNLI

A major rescue operation was launched after five people were spotted stranded on lilos in the Solway Firth.

Silloth RNLI and Nith Inshore Rescue, which is based in Glencaple, the Coastguards in Portling and Kirkcudbright and and a rescue helicopter from Prestwick were all dispatched to the scene.

Three of the people made their own way back to the shore whilst two others were rescued by the helicopter crew.

The RNLI from Silloth recovered the lilos in a bid to stop any more reports of objects in the water.

This happened yesterday afternoon.