A MAN had to be rescued off the coast of Brodick after getting into trouble at the weekend.

Arran’s RNLI crew responded swiftly to reports of the distressed swimmer at 11.30am on Saturday, May 27.

The Arran RNLI crew assembled and launched the inshore lifeboat Rachel Hedderwick to Brodick Bay to come to the assistance of the young man who was reported to be in distress in the water. While on route, the Arran RNLI crew were informed by Belfast Coastguard that extra care would need to be taken as the young man was in a vulnerable condition.

After arriving on scene and finding the young man holding on to the side of a RHIB moored in Brodick Bay the crew helped him into lifeboat before transporting him ashore to a waiting ambulance team.