Arbroath inshore lifeboat assist Police Scotland after Auchmithie landslide
Arbroath's inshore lifeboat helped to evacuate members of the public after a footpath was blocked by a landslide.
Arbroath ILB was tasked on Tuesday night to assist in the evacuation of seven people and a dog from Auchmithie harbour.
A burst water pipe had caused a land slide over the road and footpath preventing a safe transit back up the hill from the beach.
The seven casualties, a sausage dog and a police officer were transferred, by the ILB, from the beach to the local charter vessel ‘Ultimate Predator’ who took them back to Arbroath harbour.
Arbroath/Carnoustie/Montrose Coastgaurd units, Police Scotland and Scottish water were also in attendance.
Specialist Coastguard Rescue Teams from Montrose and Carnoustie along with Police Scotland and Scottish Water were sent to the scene, along with the Arbroath RNLI inshore lifeboat. Arbroath RNLI would like to thank ‘Ultimate Predator’ for their assistance and Graham Gowans for his photographs.
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.