Early morning rescue mission

TWO ANGUS lifeboat teams came to a woman’s rescue last week when she became unwell at the bottom of a cliff face.

Both the Montrose and Arbroath Coastguard units were called out at 7.24am to attend to the 34-year-old woman at Flairs Bay near Arbroath.

The woman needed to be moved on to land to receive medical attention after she became ill while camping.

Trained paramedics and crew from the Arbroath lifeboat quickly dealt with the incident and were back at base by 8.15am.

The inshore and all-weather lifeboats were launched from both Montrose and Arbroath stations during the course of the operation.

An RNLI spokesman said that the incident did not involve a fall from the cliffs.

Members of the Montrose crew were called out to a separate incident just a few days earlier when two men fell 60 feet on to the shore at Lunan Bay.

A team of almost 30 took part in the rescue mission including an airlift.

Tayside Fire and Rescue, Montrose and Stonehaven Coastguard and Tayside Police all took part to ensure the men were taken safely to Ninewells Hospital for treatment.

It was later confirmed that the two men had managed to escape serious injury.