RNLI rescue crew of stricken motor boat near mouth of Tay

© DC Thomson

Lifeboat crews rushed to rescue a stricken motor boat near the mouth of the Tay on Wednesday morning.

Both Broughty Ferry RNLI lifeboats were launched at 10.15am in response to an emergency call to assist the boat after its engine failed while travelling from Arbroath to Broughty Ferry.

The two crew members, who were unharmed, were transferred to the lifeboat and taken to the shore.

The five metre boat began to experience engine problems while approaching the bar at the mouth of the Tay. It changed course and headed for Buddon Point before its engine failed.

The lifeboat team found the worried crew just over half of a mile east of Buddon and North of the Gaa Sands.

The vessel, which was undamaged, was also towed back to Broughty Ferry Lifeboat Station.

The successful operation was completed for 3.45pm with both boats made ready for any further calls.