Anstruther RNLI evacuate injured male from the May Island
Volunteers from Anstruther RNLI launched on Saturday evening to the aid of a male with a suspected broken ankle on the isle of May.
The alarm was raised shortly after 6pm and the stations all-weather lifeboat Kingdom of Fife departed Anstruther for the island, situated five miles off the coast of Fife in the Firth of Forth.
Due to the location of the casualty on the island, the volunteer crew had to trek three-quarters of a mile from the harbour to reach him. On arrival, pain relief was administered and his injury was assessed and stabilised.
The casualty was transferred back to Anstruther and into the care of the ambulance service.
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.