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Anstruther RNLI launch to female with chest pains on coastal path

Lifeboats News Release

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.

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