RNLI Invergordon launched to fallen walker on remote beach.
Following a report of a male walker fallen from a cliff on a remote beach, Invergordon RNLI launched to locate and assist the stricken male.
Making best speed towards the casualty’s location, the crew began the preparation for the inflatable daughter craft to be deployed once on scene.
Once arrived on scene the crew launched the XP-Boat with 3 crew to attend alongside the local Coastguard team from Portmahomack as well as Scottish Ambulance Paramedics who were also on scene
Coastguard Helicopter Rescue 951 from Dalcross was also responding who landed minutes later and the injured man was assessed before being taken on board to transported to Raigmore Hospital for further treatment.
The crew recovered the XP-Boat and made way back to the Invergordon West Harbour Berth where the boat was refuelled and made ready for service by 4.25pm
Key facts about the RNLI
The RNLI charity saves lives at sea. Its volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service around the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland coasts. The RNLI operates over 238 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and more than 240 lifeguard units on beaches around the UK and Channel Islands. The RNLI is independent of Coastguard and government and depends on voluntary donations and legacies to maintain its rescue service. Since the RNLI was founded in 1824, its lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved over 142,700 lives.