Three rescues over the weekend make it a busy time for Anstruther RNLI

Lifeboats News Release

The crew at Anstruther RNLI have responded to three calls in two days in a busy period for the charity’s volunteers.

Volunteers in Anstruther prepare to recover the lifeboat from the third call in two days

RJ MacDonald

Volunteers in Anstruther prepare to recover the lifeboat from the third call in two days

On Friday morning (23 April), both lifeboats were tasked to the Elie when a female called the UK Coastguard after a fall on the notorious Chain Walk. The inshore lifeboat assessed her condition and decided it best to transfer her to Elie Harbour and waiting paramedics.

At 12.42pm yesterday (24 April), the UK Coastguard were alerted to a vessel in difficulty near to the May Island. The Anstruther’s inshore lifeboat launched and assisted the vessel back to the safety of Anstruther harbour.

While washing down the boat and kit, both lifeboats were immediately tasked to a female walker with a suspected broken leg near to Fife Ness.

Arriving first, the crew aboard the inshore lifeboat administered casualty care before passing the lady into the safe hands of the Scottish Ambulance Service.

As restrictions ease and the good weather continues, RNLI Media Officer for Scotland, Martin Macnamara, urges coastal visitors to take care and plan ahead. Martin said: ‘Accidents at the coast will happen. It is important that you have a means to call for help should it happen to you. If you get into difficulty, dial 999 and ask for the Coastguard.’

Volunteers in Anstruther prepare to recover the lifeboat from the third call in two days

RJ MacDonald

Call number one - Anstruther volunteers help female faller to Elie Harbour
Covid PPE the new normal for RNLI volunteers

Carl van der Lee

Covid PPE the new normal for RNLI volunteers
Anstruther volunteer crew on the stations all-weather lifeboat

Carl van der Lee

Anstruther volunteer crew on the stations all-weather lifeboat

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