Shock as woman dies after cliff fall

Shel­ter gets Pretty Green

Evening Telegraph (Late Extra Edition) - - Front Page - BY JON BRADY

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. £100-£300 and will help raise much­needed funds for the home­less char­ity.

The clothes are ex­pected to sell quickly, due to their Oa­sis con­nec­tion and af­ford­abil­ity.

John Sin­clair, Shel­ter Scot­land area man­ager, said: “We are re­ally grate­ful to the per­son who has do­nated these high-qual­ity items which are in per­fect

A spokesman said: “Po­lice Scot­land can con­firm that a woman has sadly died after an in­ci­dent at Ar­broath cliffs yes­ter­day at around 7.15pm. There are no sus­pi­cious cir­cum­stances and a re­port has been sent to the procu­ra­tor fis­cal.”

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. It is un­for­tu­nate that the con­di­tion. It will help us to help those in bad hous­ing and home­less­ness and it also pro­vides some lucky shop­pers with fan­tas­tic coats at a bar­gain price.

“Some Might Say it’s an op­por­tu­nity not to be missed.”

Pic­ture shows Matthew Ton­ner, left, and Adam Topen try­ing on some of the de­signer cloth­ing. 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.”

Ar­broath cliffs.

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