Arbroath inshore lifeboat assist Police Scotland after Auchmithie landslide

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Arbroath's inshore lifeboat helped to evacuate members of the public after a footpath was blocked by a landslide.

Arbroath ILB helps evacuate casualties after a landslide

Graham Gowans

Arbroath ILB helps evacuate casualties after 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.

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