Coastal path plunge woman undeterred.
Alison Ness aims to finish coastal walk
A woman airlifted from cliffs after falling from the Elie chain walk on Thursday has pledged to return to the area when she recovers.
Alison Ness spent two hours on rocks several feet below the narrow path after suffering a dislocated shoulder and a suspected broken collar bone.
The 65-year-old’s injuries meant she was unable to pull herself up and paramedics were unwilling to move her.
Alison and husband Andrew are hiking the length of the 117-mile coastal path as part of an award scheme.
Daughter-in-law Deborah Ness from Lochgelly said Alison and the entire family wanted to extend their thanks to the lifeboat and coastguard crews and the paramedics who came to her aid.
Alison was winched into a Coastguard rescue helicopter before being transferred to a waiting ambulance and taken to Victoria Hospital in Kirkcaldy.
She is now waiting to see an orthopaedic surgeon to fully assess the extent of her injuries.
“She said everybody was fantastic,” said Deborah.
“They’re very lucky they could get a phone signal and that the tide was out.
“They were told the sea would have been covering an area 15ft above where she was if it had been in.
“They had checked the tides before the went though, so they knew it would be out.”
She Deborah: “Alison’s a bit shaken up but she’s OK.
“She’s saying she needs to get back to finish the walk – just not the chain walk.”