Woman plucked from Tay in early morning rescue

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An ambulance transferred the woman to hospital after RNLI members arrived back at shore.

Broughty Ferry lifeboat volunteers rescued a woman from the River Tay in the early hours of Sunday morning.

The RNLI (Royal National Lifeboat Institution) crew were called into action after receiving a call just after 2.30am to report a woman had fallen from the Tay Road Bridge.

With the assistance of a volunteer shore crew, the inshore lifeboat was launched at 2.45am, with the larger all weather lifeboat leaving the RNLI station two minutes later.

Soon after arriving at the scene, lifeboat crews spotted the woman and plucked her from the water.

She was then assessed and treated by RNLI volunteers before being rushed to Ninewells Hospital by the Scottish Ambulance Service.