TWO anglers were rescued by lifeboat volunteers after suffering engine failure near Torness Power Station.

Dunbar’s RNLI was called out after the small inflatable boat became stranded near the nuclear power station on Wednesday afternoon.

UK Coastguard paged the crew at 4.55pm and the all-weather lifeboat (ALB) John Neville Taylor launched from Torness about 20 minutes later.

The lifeboat arrived on scene and, after checking the casualties were unhurt, the volunteers helped bring them and their vessel aboard.

The ALB then brought them back to Torness where they were safely taken ashore and where members of Dunbar Coastguard were waiting.

Gary Fairbairn, coxswain, said: “The casualties had broken down about four hours earlier and, although they did not come to any harm, we would urge anyone in a similar situation to call the coastguard immediately, as the weather and sea conditions can quickly change.”

If you get into trouble at sea, call 999 and ask for the Coastguard.