crew assembled but fortunately the 2 children were found before it was necessary to launch the lifeboats.
There would be no time to launch the lifeboats, call for help of even say goodbye.
An emergency call from a member of the public alerted the Coastguard, who immediately requested the Torbay inshore and all-weather lifeboats to launch.
Recently my wife and I saw the small inflatable lifeboats launched from the Tynemouth life boat and practicing for in shore rescues.
Being Caithness, lifeboats awaited survivors of these musical shipwrecks.