A TEENAGER has been rescued from rocks off the coast of Port Seton.

The coastguard received a 999 call at 9.37pm last Friday reporting that someone was stranded on rocks east of the village, with the tide rising.

Kinghorn lifeboat was sent to the scene and found the 16-year-old boy on Long Craig rocks.

Helmsman Scott McIlravie said: "We arrived to find the casualty stuck on rocks with an incoming tide.

"We were able to navigate in the shallow water to the rocks, where we managed to get the casualty onto the lifeboat without getting his feet wet.

"The boy had been looking for small crabs and other sea life with a friend when they lost track of where they were and realised they were becoming cut off.

"His friend made it ashore, but he was too late to get past a large gap in the rocks, so stayed safe where he was and awaited rescue.

"The young casualty did the right thing by calling for help rather than entering the water, which can be hazardous. It’s a timely reminder to be careful when exploring the tidal areas of our shoreline and to be aware of the tide.

"Once we had the boy onboard the lifeboat, we took him into Port Seton Harbour, where North Berwick Coastguard Rescue Team was awaiting our arrival to assist. The casualty was uninjured and did not require any medical attention."