COASTGUARD and lifeboat crew were called out on Sunday evening after a dinghy which had run aground was spotted.

The volunteer teams were called out at about 5.25pm after off-duty coastguard and RNLI personnel spotted the wooden dinghy near Dunbar’s swimming pool.

Crew from the town’s RNLI in-shore lifeboat came ashore to the dinghy and found no signs of recent occupancy.

It was then taken under tow back to the nearby harbour.

A spokesman for Dunbar Coastguard, who were joined at the scene by colleagues from North Berwick, said: “The name ‘Tommy 200’ is written on the side of the dinghy and efforts by the Coastguard to trace the owners have so far been unsuccessful.

“If you recognise the dinghy or know of a vessel named ‘Tommy 200’, please contact the Aberdeen Coastguard Operations Centre (CGOC) on 01224 592334 quoting incident number 018973.

“If you see someone in difficulty or something you are concerned about on the shoreline, beaches, cliffs, mud or water, call 999 immediately and ask for the Coastguard.”