Two crew were spotted clinging to rocks via CCTV after their vessel sank
Two men were airlifted to safety on Monday morning after their boat sank in treacherous conditions off the coast of Dunoon.
The pair, who are believed to have been fishing earlier in the day, were left clinging to the Gantock Rocks following the incident.
Reports suggest that the men were not wearing lifejackets and did not have any radio communications on them.
Luckily, police officers spotted the men via CCTV and contacted the local coastguard for help.
An RNLI lifeboat from Helensburgh was sent to their aid but was unable to reach the men due to the weather conditions.
A Maritime and Coastguard Agency spokesperson said: “The coastguard requested the RNLI lifeboat from Helensburgh to the scene but the weather conditions prevented the lifeboat from getting close enough to enable a rescue.
“A nearby passenger ferry had sight of the casualties and was able to circle the area, keeping a visual, until the Royal Navy rescue helicopter from Prestwick was able to get on scene.”
The two men were airlifted from the rocks and taken to a nearby landing site.
Once on dry land, the pair were attended to by an ambulance crew and treated for suspected hypothermia.