Shock as woman dies after cliff fall
A WOMAN has died after falling from cliffs despite efforts by rescue teams to save her.
Emergency services were deployed in significant numbers to Victoria Park in Arbroath at around 7.40pm yesterday.
They responded to a call about a person who was seen falling from the cliffs.
Lifeboat crews rescued the woman at the foot of the cliffs and took her to the RNLI lifeboat station at the harbour.
An ambulance then rushed her to Ninewells Hospital in Dundee.
However, police have now confirmed the woman has died as a result of injuries sustained in the fall, despite rescuers’ best efforts.
Arbroath East and Lunan councillor Brenda Durno said she was “very distressed” to hear the news.
She said: “I would like to thank the lifeboat and coastguard for their efforts i n attending this incident.
“It is unfortunate that the woman could not be saved.
“My thoughts are with the woman’s family at this difficult time.”
The Maritime and Coastguard Agency confirmed it had sent rescuers to the scene. A spokesman said: “The Arbroath all-weather lifeboat and Arbroath in-shore lifeboat were launched, as well as the Carnoustie coastguard rescue team and the Montrose coastguard rescue team.
“We were contacted for assistance at 7.40pm and crews were stood down at 8.19pm.”
An RNLI spokesman added: “We were called to attend a casualty.
“The casualty was rescued and brought back to the lifeboat station and transferred to an ambulance.”
The Scottish Ambulance Service had not responded to a request for comment as the Tele went to press.