A kayaker had to be rescued after trying to help someone who was stranded in a dinghy in the Forth.
Kinghorn RNLI Lifeboat’s volunteer crew was called out at 5.20pm on Friday following a request for assistance from a person on the small sailing vessel, which had a problem with its mast.
On arrival, a capsized kayaker was also found and had been accompanying the person in the dinghy.
Mike Chalmers, lifeboat helm, said: “We quickly located the two casualties with the help of the pilot boat.
“The two were much further offshore than they thought and were found to the south of the main shipping channel with a strong northerly wind blowing them southwards.
“We got the person out of the dinghy and decided we’d tow it back to Pettycur where they had set off from earlier.
“On arrival, a kayaker was also found to be present and had been accompanying the person in the dinghy.
“The kayaker then capsized and required to be rescued.
“Once both casualties were safely onboard the lifeboat, the dinghy then capsized as it did not have a keel.
“Once the crew righted and emptied it we took it under tow.
“The two watercraft and casualties were taken back to Pettycur where Kinghorn Coastguard Rescue Team assisted with getting the two males safely ashore. Both casualties were cold but uninjured.”