Arbroath RNLI in mud rescue

Lifeboats News Release

The volunteer crew were alerted at 13:14 yesterday (August 06) to a female stuck up to her knees in mud at the north end of Elliot beach with an incoming tide

Arbroath’s Inshore lifeboat was launched and proceeded to the scene where the crew liaised with Arbroath mobile coastguard and Scottish Fire and Rescue teams.

The RNLI crew used a flexible stretcher to spread out both theirs and the casualties weight whilst digging her legs free.

After a short time the crew successfully freed the casualties legs and transferred her to Scottish Fire and Rescues inflatable sled to be moved to firm ground and handed over to the paramedics.

The volunteers then returned to station to conduct a thorough wash down of the boat and all their kit.

Arbroath RNLI

The Arbroath RNLI crew dig to free a stranded female stuck in the mud with an incoming tide

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