Fisherman suffers ankle injury after falling off cliffs near Montrose

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A fisherman suffered an ankle injury after falling 25 feet off cliffs near Montrose and had to rescued by helicopter.

The angler in his 40s slipped from the rocks at Boddin Point, three miles south of Montrose, at around 7.30 p.m. on Sunday (February 15).

Police officers were first on the scene.

They were followed by four Coastguard teams, from Montrose, Stonehaven, Arbroath and Carnoustie, who clambered down the rocks with the intention of using ropes to rescue the fisherman, but the decision was made to proceed by using a helicopter from RAF Boulmer in Northumberland.

The man was winched up into the helicopter then taken to Ninewells Hospital in Dundee.

A Police Scotland Spokesperson said: “Police Scotland along with other emergency services attended in the area of Boddin Point, Montrose, at about 7.30pm on Sunday night following a report that a man in his 40s had fallen at the cliffs.

“He suffered an ankle injury and was taken by helicopter to Ninewells Hospital for treatment.”

A spokesperson from HM Coastguard Angus and Mearns said the man had been fishing on the foreshore to the south of the point and had fallen from the height and there was “Strong winds, a large swell and it was dark”.