Teen airlifted to hospital after Fife Coastal Path accident

The rescue helicopter
The rescue helicopter

A teenage boy was airlifted to hospital yesterday afternoon after an accident on the Fife Coastal Path outside Dysart.

The alarm was raised around 3.30pm on Sunday when the youth is believed to have suffered a suspected broken ankle on rocks on the shoreline just off the popular tourist attraction.

The Coastguard called on the assistance of Kinghorn Lifeboat to attend, along with Coastguard teams from Leven and St Andrews, but on arrival the crew decided that, due to the inaccessible site of the casualty, the safest way to rescue him would be by helicopter and the Coastguard search and rescue vehicle was called out.

It arrived around 5.30pm and the teen was winched on board and taken to Dunnikier Park, from where an ambulance took him to Victoria Hospital.

The rescue was described as “a great team effort” by a spokesman for the Kinghorn Lifeboat crew.

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