Coastguard

Coastguards save three people from water on Fife beach


Three people – including a child – were rushed to hospital after being rescued from the water off the coast of Fife.

A major emergency operation was launched Thursday afternoon following a call to 999, involving HM Coastguard, RNLI, a search and rescue helicopter and the Scottish Ambulance Service.

The incident happened around 1 p.m. in Tentsmuir Sands.

Coastguard rescue teams from St Andrews, Dundee and Leven were dispatched to the scene.

As well as the Broughty Ferry RNLI lifeboats and the Prestwick search and rescue helicopter.

Three people were taken to hospital after being recovered and a child was airlifted by the Coast Guard to Ninewells Hospital in Dundee.

A Coast Guard spokesperson said: “At around 1 pm today (August 12), HM Coastguard received a 999 call from a member of the public concerned about three people in the water at Tentsmuir Sands, Fife.

“Coastguard rescue teams from St Andrews, Dundee and Leven were dispatched alongside the Broughty Ferry RNLI lifeboats and the Prestwick search and rescue helicopter.

“Three people were collected from the water and taken to hospital for evaluation.”

A spokesperson for the Scottish Ambulance Service said: “We got a call at 1pm today to witness an incident in Tentsmuir.

“We dispatched an ambulance and our special operations team to the scene. A patient child was airlifted by the Coast Guard to Ninewells Hospital. ”


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