Lifeboat rescues Rotherham men

A CREW of four Rotherham men were involved in a dramatic sea rescue off the Argyll coast.

The divers had gone out in their boat, the Rotherham Diver, to explore a wartime wreck in well-chartered waters.

But once they returned to the surface, and were back on deck, they discovered they were unable to start the engine of their vessel.

They put a distress signal out and the Oban lifeboat crew set out to find them.

The hapless men were then towed back to the Puffin Dive centre in the Sound of Kerrara, at around midday on February 5.

Peter McKinnon of the Oban lifeboat team said: “The men were out at the wreck of the cargo vessel Breda in Ardmucknish Bay at the mouth of Loch Etive.

“It’s a popular place for recreational dives and many people take their first wreck dive there. There was no great danger, other than that it was very cold”.