Helicopter rescue at St Andrews castle

Helicopter rescue, St Andrews (Pic courtesy of local resident)
Helicopter rescue, St Andrews (Pic courtesy of local resident)

A girl became stranded on the rocks near St Andrews Castle last night, and had to be rescued by helicopter.

The dramatic incident was witnessed by a number of locals and visitors.

The coastguard helicopter was scrambled to the town around 8.50 p.m. after reports of a girl becoming stranded on the rocks.

The drama happened near the castle.

The chopper crew airlifted her with a winch.

She was taken to Ninewells Hospital in Dundee as a precautionary measure, but is understood not to have been seriously hurt.