Anstruther volunteers along with paramedics and coastguards evacuate woman with broken leg

Anstruther Lifeboat launched on service to a report of a female injured with a suspected fracture to her leg between Newark Castle and Ardross Farm on the coastal path.

Anstruther ILB launched first and then requested the support from our ALB to assist with the transfer.

The ILB arrived on scene where they found the woman with her husband, 3 children and the family dog. The casualty was being supported by three ambulance personnel who had stabilised her at this stage.

First task for the ILB was to transfer the children and the dog to the ALB and return with a stretcher for the transfer of the casualty.

The ILB took the casualty and the on scene paramedic who, when off duty, is a volunteer shore crew member / tractor driver at Anstruther Lifeboat to St Monans where we handed the casualty over to the waiting ambulance.

Both boats stood down and return to station.

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