Arbroath Lifeboat attends cliff incident

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Arbroath’s RNLI all-weather and inshore lifeboats responded to a plea for help from the town’s cliffs in the early hours of last Sunday.

The lifeboats were launched shortly after the call for assistance at 2.40 a.m., joining an operation involving HM Coastguard and Police Scotland.

Rescue mission: Our picture shows Arbroath inshore lifeboat as it prepares to return to the scene with stretcher and blankets.

Rescue mission: Our picture shows Arbroath inshore lifeboat as it prepares to return to the scene with stretcher and blankets.

Aberdeen Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre also paged teams from Carnoustie, Montrose and Stonehaven to reports of a man falling from the cliffs.

The RNLI crew made their way ashore and first line casualty care was given by the volunteer crew, assisted by paramedics from the Scottish Ambulance Service, to a man who had sustained injuries.

Due to the difficult terrain at the scene RAF rescue helicopter 131 was scrambled from RAF Bulmar in Northumberland.

The helicopter casualty was then airlifted to Ninewells Hospital, Dundee, to receive further treatment.

The man’s identity and nature of the his injuries are not yet known.

Police and ambulance crews were evacuated by Arbroath’s RNLI lifeboats back to the lifeboat station due to rising tides. All teams and crews were stood down after the rescue at 5 a.m.

We have now uploaded a video which we have been given permission of the RNLI to use.

 

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