Fisherman recsued from cliffs at St Abbs

A PEEBLES fisherman was rescued by the St Abbs RNLI lifeboat crew after he became stuck half way up a cliff.

By The Newsroom
Wednesday, 23rd June 2010, 12:15 pm
Updated Wednesday, 23rd June 2010, 12:15 pm

The St Abbs RNLI Inshore Lifeboat was launched just after 1.30pm on Tuesday, after a 999 call to Forth Coastguard reported a man stuck on cliffs underneath St Abbs Lighthouse.

The volunteer crew of St Abbs lifeboat launched immediately and went straight to the casualty's position. Once on the scene they located the man, who had set out to go fishing with a friend when he got into trouble, stuck half way up the cliff. He insisted that he was not going back to the top and would rather go down.

Meanwhile the Eyemouth and Dunbar Cliff Rescue Team was on route to make the man stable as he had no safety equipment to stop him falling down.

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It was then decided to take the man to the bottom of the cliff and onto the RNLI Lifeboat.

The volunteer crew then took the casualty safely back to St Abbs Lifeboat Station, where he was medically checked and given a hot drink by the volunteer shore crew to comfort the man, who was as a bit shocked following the ordeal.