KINGHORN LIFEBOAT ASSIST WITH MEDIVAC
Kinghorn RNLI Lifeboat volunteers were diverted from exercise on Saturday to assist with the evacuation of an injured cyclist from the Fife coastal path between Kinghorn and Kirkcaldy.
The crew were tasked by Aberdeen Coastguard at 12.07pm to assist the Ambulance Service who had been called to a female cyclist who had fallen from her bike half a mile north east of Kinghorn.
The lifeboat crew arrived shortly after and located the casualty and ambulance personnel near the shore.
Helm Joanne Wibberley recounted, ‘there were a lot of people on the path enjoying the good weather. Once we spotted the casualty we took the lifeboat into a small natural harbour which was accessible with the high tide.
‘The casualty, who had fallen from her bike, had suffered cuts and bruises and a suspected head injury. We got her onto the lifeboat and returned to Kinghorn where the ambulance was waiting.
‘The lifeboat allowed a rapid recovery in this instance; it was a long walk back along the coastal path.’
The volunteer crew were called out for a second time on Sunday afternoon to reports of a broken jetski off Burntisland. The lifeboat arrived to find the disabled vessel under tow from a local dive boat. The crew made sure all casualties were safe before returning to station.
Kinghorn Lifeboat Station is now in preparation for its annual open day which will take place this Saturday, 13th July, between Noon and 4pm. This is a great day out for the whole family with a number of attractions such as beach games and stalls, with the highlight being a rescue demonstration with the lifeboat and an RAF search and rescue helicopter.