30ft fall down cliff near Queensferry Crossing leads to lifeboat and helicopter call out

The casualty was taken to Edinburgh Royal Infirmary.

By Joe Cawthorn
Sunday, 26th July 2020, 3:53 pm

A lifeboat and helicopter were called following a late night incident which saw a casualty fall 30ft down a cliff onto rocks near the Queensferry Crossing.

An emergency call out was made to the coastguard after the casualty feel down the cliff on the shore of the River Forth between Rosyth and the Queensferry Crossing at 10.41pm on Saturday.

The casualty was taken to Edinburgh Royal Infirmary by helicopter after it managed to land on the shoreline.

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Along with the coastguard helicopter, coastguard teams from South Queensferry, Kinghorn and the Scottish Ambulance Service were all in attendance.

A Queensferry Lifeboat statement said: “Launched to a casualty that had fallen 30ft down a cliff on to rocks on the shore of the River Forth between Rosyth and the Queensferry Crossing.

"The lifeboat stood by near the shore while coastguard and paramedics assessed the best way to evacuate the casualty from the challenging area.

"The coastguard helicopter rescue 199, based at PRestwick, were able to land on the shoreline and once safely in the helicopter they transferred the casualty directly to Edinburgh Royal Infirmary.

A lifeboat (similar to one shown) and helicopter were called following a late night incident which saw a casualty fall 30ft down a cliff onto rocks near the Queensferry Crossing.

“South Queensferry coastguard, Kinghorn coastguard and a SORT team from Scottish Ambulance Service were in attendance shoreside.

“The lifeboat was stood down once it was confirmed that everyone was safely clear of the shoreline and made its way back to Hawes Pier to be recovered and made ready for service once again.

"A late one for everyone involved, but as always the crews from all services in attendance were just happy to be able to help when needed. Please remember, in an emergency on or near the water, always dial 999 and ask for the coastguard.”

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