A TEENAGER was rescued near Port Seton on Friday evening after a trip looking for sealife went wrong.

The 16-year-old, who has not been named, was stuck on Long Craig rocks. And with the tide rising, a lifeboat crew from Kinghorn was called at 9.37pm.

He was looking for small crabs and other sealife with a friend when they lost track of where they were and noticed they were becoming cut off.

The boy’s friend made it ashore but it was too late for him to get past a large gap in the rocks, so he stayed where he was and waited to be rescued.

Once the crew arrived they found him stuck on the rocks and were able to navigate in the shallow water where they managed to get him onto the lifeboat, all without getting his feet wet.

Helmsman Scott McIlravie said: “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 the boy was onboard the lifeboat he was taken to Port Seton harbour where the North Berwick Coastguard team were waiting.

The boy was uninjured and did not require any medical attention.