TEAMS from North Berwick RNLI and the town's coastguard were called out to four separate incidents yesterday (Thursday), and even returned to the same site twice.

The coastguard received three calls to incidents off the county coast, while the RNLI volunteers also responded to two incidents.

The first incident took place shortly after 3pm, when both crews launched after reports of a 16ft sailing boat that was on the rocks near Canty Bay.

The occupant of the boat was uninjured and it was taken to shore by the RNLI team.

The coastguard were then called out to reports of a kayaker in difficulty at Port Seton Harbour shortly after 4.30pm.

A statement on their Facebook page said: "When we arrived on scene we spoke to the kayaker who was safe and well, and in no need of assistance.

"They were well prepared and had the correct safety equipment. Kinghorn RNLI Lifeboat were launched but stood down once we knew no one was at risk.

"We reported back to UK Coastguard who then stood us down."

A third call out for the coastguard team came at 9.20pm, when they responded to a mayday call from a second vessel at Canty Bay.

It had become stuck attempting to recover the boat that was stuck earlier in the day, and had become tail-tied and damaged its rudder.

The boat was towed back to North Berwick harbour by the RNLI.

They also assisted a small local vessel with a damaged propeller, towing it back to the harbour at 9.15pm.