Cliff rescue call for Arbroath RNLI
The Arbroath RNLI all weather and inshore lifeboats were called into action last night (23 January) to support our colleagues at HM Coastguard - Angus & Dundee with a tricky cliff rescue.
With the volunteer RNLI crews and Rescue 151 providing additional light to the scene, the Coastguard team committed a technician over the cliff edge and successfully secured the casualty before extracting them to safe ground at the cliff top.
The casualty was then transferred into the care of the paramedics before being taken by land ambulance to hospital as a precaution.
Arbroath RNLI Coxswain/Mechanic, Sam Clow, said "With our own RNLI crews working alongside Tayside Police Division, NHS Tayside, Rescue 151 and Coastguard units from Arbroath, Dundee, Montrose and Stonehaven - this was a fantastic rescue effort by all involved, in particular our local mobile Coastguard teams."
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