No 21 & 22/2016
02/08/16 15:13 – 18:30
ALB / ILB
Tasked by Aberdeen Coastguard to assist five persons on the coastal chain walk near Elie. The ILB arrived on scene first.
Two police officers were assisting three casualties with two casualties remaining lower down the cliff.
Coast guard shore team assessed the situation and requested a helicopter to assist.
Both lifeboat stood by while helicopter lifted the casualties to safety at the top of the cliff, in case of any shore based rescue requirements.
Both boats returned to Anstruther Harbour, were they were re-housed.
Weather – Part cloudy
Visibility - Good
Wind – Mod breeze 90
Sea state – mod choppy