Emergency services rescue man stranded on Cramond Island

A man has been rescued after being cut off by the tide on Cramond Island.

Tuesday, 16th March 2021, 5:28 pm
Updated Tuesday, 16th March 2021, 6:13 pm

Emergency services were called to rescue the 47 year-old man on Tuesday afternoon around 2pm.

Onlookers from the beach promenade spotted two fire appliances and two ambulances on site as a boat was spotted returning from the island to the harbour at Cramond.

A statement from RNLI Queensferry, said: “The volunteer crew of RNLI Queensferry Lifeboat were paged at 1400 to assist a person cut off by the tide on Cramond Island.

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“The Atlantic 85 B-class Lifeboat, Jimmie Cairncross, was launched with four volunteer crew members on board and made way to the island, where two crew members were put ashore to assist the individual onto the lifeboat and to check the island for any other casualties. The Lifeboat was then taken into Cramond Village to hand the casualty over to the Coastguard.

“Scottish Fire and Rescue Service, local Coastguard teams and Scottish Ambulance Service SORT were also in attendance.

“The Lifeboat then returned to Hawes Pier to be recovered into the station and made ready for the next call out that comes in.”

Passerby Susan Morrison saw the events unfold and commended the emergency services for their speedy response but was left bewildered by the fact the man had walked off after what appeared to be a slight telling off.

RNLI Queensferry

She said: “The full might of the Scottish rescue services was out and they behaved fantastically.

“They acted incredibly quick to get the dude off the island and bring him back to Cramond where the emergency services workers had a chat with him before he walked off.”

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