Date lodged: 23 September 2016
To ask the Scottish Government when its new water rescue policy will be implemented.
Answered by: Annabelle Ewing 5 October 2016
The development and implementation of responding organisations’ policies and procedures for water rescue lie with the organisations themselves. Different aspects of water rescue in Scotland may involve the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service, Police Scotland, the Maritime Coastguard Agency, the Royal National Lifeboat Institution, as well as a number of other local voluntary organisations.