Anstruther RNLI scramble to evacuate male with fractured ankle

Lifeboats News Release

Both Anstruther lifeboats launched yesterday (1 June) to the aid of a male who had fallen from cliffs near to Elie and badly fractured his ankle.

Launching at 5.45pm, the inshore lifeboat arrived on scene first and assessed the condition of the male. Following closely behind was Anstruther’s all-weather lifeboat, ‘RNLB Kingdom of Fife’, carrying a stretcher and this was called for to evacuate the casualty by boat to neighbouring Elie.

Once ashore, the male was handed into the care of waiting Coastguard and paramedic teams.

One of the volunteer crew members on board the inshore lifeboat yesterday was Stuart Hoggan and Stuart took the opportunity to remind those near to our coasts to take extra care. Stuart said: This was a nasty injury and we wish the male a speedy recovery. Our coastlines are as enjoyable as they are dangerous. Take extra care and if you find yourself or anyone else in difficulty, dial 999 and ask for the Coastguard.

Anstruther RNLI arrive on scene to rescue male with badly broken ankle

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Anstruther RNLI arrive on scene to rescue male with badly broken ankle

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