Eight people and a puppy rescued from Scottish beach

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Eight people and a puppy rescued from Scottish beach

Eight people, including a seven-months pregnant woman, and a puppy were rescued from Crammond Island near Edinburgh yesterday after they became stranded by the tide.

The Daily Record reports that the coastguard crew from RNLI Queensferry were called out at 1.40pm because four people, including the pregnant woman and the puppy, were stuck on the causeway between the island and the mainland. A further four people were stuck on the island itself.

A spokeswoman for the coastguard said: "Eight people, five females and three males, and a dog were taken to shore.

"The puppy was on the causeway and was getting distressed as the water had risen up to knee height."

The woman was taken to hospital as a precaution.

Another rescue took place at Loch Leven in the Highlands, where a canoe had overturned.

Coast rescue teams from Fort William and Appin in Argyll and Bute helped to winch the canoeist into an RAF helicopter, before he was airlifted to hospital.

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