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Woman in hospital after falling from cliff

The woman was taken to Victoria Hospital in Kirkcaldy. Picture: Dan Phillips

The woman was taken to Victoria Hospital in Kirkcaldy. Picture: Dan Phillips

A woman who fell from a cliff in Fife has been taken to hospital with serious head injuries.

Emergency services crews were scrambled to Hawkcraig Point, below the Forth View Hotel, in Aberdour in Fife at 9.50pm yesterday to assist ambulance crews who were already at the scene.

The woman fell approximately 40 feet onto rocks and suffered serious head injuries, a spokeswoman for the ambulance service said.

She was taken by ambulance to the Victoria Hospital in Kirkcaldy.

The fire service had crews from Burntisland, Dunfermline and a specialist rope rescue team from Lochgelly at the scene.

“The incident involved a woman who had fallen approximately 12 metres onto rocks sustaining serious injuries,” said a spokesman for the fire service.

Hazardous

“The emergency rescue team consisting of 26 Scottish Fire and Rescue personnel, the coastguard, inshore lifeboat, police and Scottish Ambulance Service worked to stabilise the casualty and carry her to waiting ambulance where she was taken to the Victoria Hospital in Kirkcaldy.

“The rescue was made more difficult due to the nature of the injuries and the hazardous terrain but proved to be a great example of partnership working between our emergency service personnel to bring the incident to a safe conclusion.”

Coastguard teams from Kinghorn, Leven and South Queensferry as well as the Kinghorm lifeboat were at the scene and helped ambulance crews to move the casualty, a spokeswoman for the coastguard said.

Police are investigating the incident.

 
 
 

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