Woman rescued after falling 20ft from Elie Chain Walk

Footage has been released of a woman being rescued after falling 20ft from the Elie Chain Walk in Fife.

Emergency services were called to the scene at around 4.15pm yesterday (May 20).

The woman had sustained injuries to both her ankles. She was taken on the Anstruther lifeboat to the shore, and handed over to waiting paramedics and coastguard teams.

This was the first shout for the RNLI crew in more than 10 weeks - and the first during the coronavirus pandemic.

Volunteer helm Barry Gourlay said: "This was our first call out 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.

"The month of May is an important one for the charity as this is our annual fundraising campaign - Mayday.

"During this pandemic, conventional fundraising is not possible but the charity's 'on call' status has not changed.

"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."

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