A Trust fund has been set up for a teenage girl who suffered brain damage after being swept into the sea at Eyemouth Harbour.
Life saving equipment's being installed along a harbour wall where a teenager was seriously hurt, when she was swept out to sea.
Teenager is still recovering in hospital after being swept out to sea
Three months after two teenage girls were swept off Eyemouth harbour wall by a wave, safety equipment is being installed.
But campaigners say the decision has taken too long, and that lifebelts should have been there long before the summer. Jenny Longden sent this report.
A campaign to raise funds for life-saving equipment at a Scottish harbour is being launched.
It comes after two girls were swept into the sea off Eyemouth harbour wall in June and rescuers found no lifebelts or safety equipment in the area.
One of the teenagers was seriously injured.
A hotel manager has been cleared of causing the death of a motorcyclist in a fatal accident on the A1.
Michael Giacopazzi, 48, was instead convicted of careless driving and causing the collision between his Land Rover and 33-year-old biker James Marlow.
In an 8 day trial at Jedburgh sheriff court the jury deleted the charge that he had caused the death of the IT worker and instead convicted the father of two of careless drving by a majority verdict.
Sheriff Donald Corke explained that his sentence had nothing to do with Mr Marlow and said he did not see the point in banning Giacopazzi from driving pointing out his clean 30 year driving record.
He imposed a fine of £600 and endorsed his driving licence with six penalty points.
Sheriff Corke said:
– Sheriff Corke
"Following the verdict of the jury, you have been cleared of causing the death of Mr Marlow.
"I would like to express my sympathy to his family.
"The sentence has nothing to do with his death.
"I have got to deal with it as a normal Section Three offence which is something you see day in and day out but not in these circumstances.
"This was a moment of carelessness in very difficult conditions.
"I take into account you have a clean record and have been under considerable strain defending yourself against the allegation of causing the death of Mr Marlow."
A diver who was thrown against rocks by the sea off the Berwickshire coast has died from his injuries in hospital.The 59-year-old man from Yorkshire, was found face down and unconcious as he surfaced near Eyemouth on Saturday afternoon.
Members of his Barnsley-based diving club managed to pull him from the water and he was airlifted to Edinburgh Royal Infirmary by a helicopter from RAF Boulmer.His condition at the time was described as critical and he later died.
Eyemouth RNLI Lifeboat was called out to the incident at around 1.40p.m. and rescued a second diver aged 39 from the rocks.
He was treated at the scene but was uninjured and returned to the shore by lifeboat.