Rescue boats in need of a rescue

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As if one rescue boat, meant to be coming to the aid of other vessels, running aground and calling for rescue wasn't embarrassing enough, the crew sent to its aid in another fast rescue boat ended up on the rocks, too.

The first vessel drifted into difficulties after its engine cut out during a training exercise.

But the fast rescue boat that went to help was also left high and dry when stormy seas forced it on to the rocks just feet away.

In the end the incidents, which took place on the coast Aberdeen Bay in eastern Scotland, made for an interesting photo.

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