Kinghorn lifeboat helps woman who fell on rocks at Aberdour

Kinghorn's lifeboat helped attend to a woman who fell on rocks at Aberdour yesterday (Sunday) morning.

The lifeboat crew was training off Inchkeith island at 11.25am when they were asked by the UK Coastguard to assist the ambulance service at Aberdour’s Black Sands beach where a 42-year-old female had fallen, sustaining a head injury.

The lifeboat rushed along to Aberdour, arriving 10 minutes later and quickly discovered the woman lying on rocks at Bellhouse Point, and two crew members waded ashore to assess her injuries.

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Neil Chalmers, lifeboat helmsman, said: “While we were training, the Coastguard requested our assistance at Aberdour. We were first on the scene, where two crew members wemt ashore with casualty care equipment to assess the lady.

“She had been walking on rocks near Aberdour Golf Club and had slipped and fallen, sustaining a head injury which was bleeding.

“Our crew began to assess the lady as the ambulance service paramedics arrived. A stretcher and ambulance service all-terrain vehicle was used to take her off the beach to an ambulance, where she was then taken to hospital for further treatment.

“Along with Coastguard rescue teams from Kinghorn and South Queensferry, this was an excellent example of teamwork with the all services working together on the beach for a successful outcome.”

Crew members on the callout were Neil Chalmers, Megan Davidson, Sam Walters, and Matthew Mulligan.