Kyle RNLI rescue injured holidaymaker from remote beach

A holidaymaker had to be evacuated from a remote Lochalsh beach last week after falling and breaking her leg.

The middle-aged European woman was walking with friends at Coral Beach in Plockton last Friday evening when she fell and sustained the injury.

Kyle Lifeboat PictureDue to the remote and inaccessible location the Scottish Ambulance Service requested assistance from Stornoway Coastguard, who in turn paged the Kyle of Lochalsh RNLI team at 10pm. The lifeboat launched eight minutes later.

On arriving at the scene the lifeboat crew were met by paramedics, police officers and a coastguard team and assessed the casualty – who was in a lot of pain – before transporting her on to the lifeboat and back to Kyle, where they met an ambulance at 11.50pm.

A member of the Kyle RNLI crew said: “The beach where the casualty was located was remote and she was in a lot of pain. However, all of the emergency services worked together to get her on to the lifeboat as quickly and safely as possible.”