Anstruther RNLI launch to female with chest pains on coastal path
Anstruther RNLI launched at 13:25 this afternoon (15 August) to reports of a female with chest pains on the Fife Coastal path near to Crail
Both lifeboats launched and proceeded to the scene during which confirmation that the Coastguard search and rescue helicopter based at Prestwick had also been tasked.
On arrival, our volunteer crew assessed the casualty and were soon joined by Coastguard and ambulance personnel. The casualty was transferred to hospital by helicopter for further medical treatment.
Both boats stood down and returned to station.
Key facts about the RNLI
The RNLI charity saves lives at sea. Its volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service around the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland coasts. The RNLI operates over 238 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and, in a normal year, more than 240 lifeguard units on beaches around the UK and Channel Islands. The RNLI is independent of Coastguard and government and depends on voluntary donations and legacies to maintain its rescue service. Since the RNLI was founded in 1824, its lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved over 142,700 lives.