Arbroath lifeboats assist in cliffs rescue

Lifeboats News Release

Arbroath’s inshore and all-weather lifeboats were tasked yesterday (27 March) to a multi-agency rescue at Arbroath cliffs.

RNLI/Derek Robertson

A request for assistance was received at approximately 14:40 and the RNLI lifeboats were launched shortly after.

Upon arriving on scene the volunteer RNLI crew remained on standby while the casualty was attended to by paramedics.

Due to the difficult terrain, a Coastguard search and rescue helicopter was tasked and recovered the casualty who was then transferred to Ninewells hospital.

Notes to editors:

The RNLI have no further information on the condition of the casualty.

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