A FLOATING fridge freezer saw rescue teams called out to the Forth on Tuesday afternoon.

Coastguard teams from Fisherrow and North Berwick were joined by RNLI colleagues from Kinghorn, in Fife, in being alerted to an object floating off the coast of Port Seton.

A spokesman for Fisherrow Coastguard told the Courier the call came in at about 4.20pm.

He said: “The description of the item and its size generated concern that it could be a watercraft in difficulty.

“A comprehensive search was conducted including illumination flares being used.

“Kinghorn RNLI Lifeboat subsequently located a large floating electrical freezer.

“With the search areas completed and no new information the team/lifeboat were stood down.

“We absolutely rely on members of the public to alert the coastguard should they see something which concerns them.

“The caller for tonight’s incident did exactly the right thing.

"It could have easily been a capsized boat with persons in the water unable to raise the alarm themselves.”

The three crews, alongside Dunbar Coastguard and North Berwick RNLI, were also called out last Wednesday (December 23) at about 8pm to help police in a search in North Berwick.

A spokesman for the North Berwick crew said: "Thankfully as the North Berwick team were assisting the incident was safely concluded."