Footage of an emergency rescue to save a woman who fell 20-feet from a Fife beauty spot has been posted online.
The Courier reported that a woman was taken to hospital after falling from a Fife coastal path.
Police, coastguard and paramedics were scrambled to the Chain Walk in Elie at 4pm on Wednesday.
RNLI Anstruther has posted video of the rescue on its Facebook page, and revealed further details about the rescue.
RNLI Anstruther’s video of the rescue is above this article
The post said: “The volunteers aboard the inshore lifeboat launched at 4.15pm and proceeded to the scene.
“The casualty had sustained injuries to both ankles. After a medical assessment, a transfer by sea on the lifeboat was decided to be safest method of evacuation.
“The casualty sailed the short distance to neighbouring Shell Bay and was handed over to waiting paramedic and Coastguard teams.
“This was the volunteer crew’s first callout in over 10 weeks and the first during the coronavirus pandemic.
Volunteer helm Barry Gourlay said: “This was our first callout in over 10 weeks but that did not show.
“We train to a high standard and that training helped ensure we were able to execute this rescue swiftly and safely.”
A spokesman for the Scottish Coastguard, said: “We received a call at 4.02pm indicating that a female had fallen and and suffered at Chain Walk on the coastline at Elie.
“A lifeboat was dispatched from Anstruther station and coastguard officers from Leven and St Andrews also attended.”
The coastguard was stood down at 6.20pm.
A Police Scotland spokesperson said: “Police were called around 4.10pm on Wednesday May 20, to assist colleagues in the ambulance service and coastguard following a report of a woman having fallen from the cliffs in the Shell Bay area.
“The woman has been taken to hospital for assessment.”
The rescue coincided with the month of the RNLI’s annual fundraising campaign Mayday.
Mr Gourlay added: ‘Throughout this pandemic, the volunteers at Anstruther join 237 other lifeboat station who remain ready to respond if requested.
“We thank our supporters and ask that you stick by us during this challenging time so we can continue to save lives at sea.”