THREE children and an adult were rescued from the water at Belhaven Bay on Monday evening.

Emergency services were called out shortly before 6.15pm after reports of people in the water shouting for help.

Dunbar and North Berwick’s coastguard teams were joined by volunteers from Dunbar’s RNLI crew, while a rescue helicopter was also called out.

Firefighters from Dunbar and East Linton were called out, along with police and ambulance crews.

A spokesman for Dunbar Coastguard said: “Three children and an adult were recovered from the water by members of the public as the emergency services were arriving on scene and Rescue 199 [helicopter] was stood down en route.

“All services worked together to check over the casualties and they were conveyed to hospital by ambulance as a precaution.

“Always swim within your abilities, staying close to shore and make sure you have someone keeping watch.

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