Lifeboats on alert hours into new year

BROUGHTY FERRY lifeboat received its first call of 2013 just three hours into the new year.

Both lifeboats were scrambled after 3.15am on Tuesday after reports of a man in distress at the end of St Andrews pier.

The lifeboats remained on standby while officers from Fife Constabulary spoke to the man.

A lifeboat spokesman said the man was taken away by police and both boats stood down.