Montrose lifeboats launched to assist injured man on Montrose beach

Lifeboats News Release

The Montrose all-weather lifeboat RNLB Ian Grant Smith and inshore lifeboat Nigel A Kennedy were launched at 11pm on 18/04/16 after reports of an injured male on Montrose beach.

The two Montrose lifeboats, with their volunteer crews were quickly on the scene at the beach where colleagues from HM Coastguard, Angus and Mearns had already put the man into a stretcher. The casualty was transferred to the inshore lifeboat and taken out to the all-weather lifeboat and taken to Montrose lifeboat station.

Both lifeboats returned to the station at 11:30pm where the injured man was transferred to an awaiting ambulance.

Both lifeboats were re-fuelled and made ready for service at midnight.

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Jim Strachan Lifeboat Press Officer, Montrose Lifeboat Station 07990544335 Email

Richard Smith, RNLI Public Relations Manager for Scotland, 07786 668903. Email

Henry Weaver, RNLI Press Officer for Scotland, 01738 642946, 07771 943026,

RNLI 24 hour Press Office, 01202 336789

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