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Troon lifeboat rescues man drifting on Clyde in dinghy

Troon lifeboat
Image caption The man may have been drifting for a while before the Troon lifeboat was called

A man has been rescued on the Firth of Clyde after abandoning his boat when it caught fire and sank.

The Troon lifeboat was launched at about 19:30, after Clyde Coastguard received reports of a distress flare being seen.

The lifeboat crew found him drifting in a dinghy. It is thought he had been in it for some time.

The man was taken to shore suffering from smoke inhalation and suspected hypothermia.

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