THE AREA around Usan has been the scene of another mysterious incident. In November a microlight plane allegedly plunged into the sea, but no trace of it was ever found.
An incident overnight between Sunday and Monday was less dramatic, but there is more than one version of events.
What we know is that at 11.30pm on Sunday a male (55) ‘phoned 999 for help at the cliffs between Elephant Rock and Usan. Initially, police and ambulance attended but were unable to trace the man at the location.
In an increasingly expensive operation the Montrose Lifeboat, RNLB Moonbeam, and the inshore boat, David Leslie Wilson, were called out at 1.30am. The inshore boat found the man and transferred him to ‘Moonbeam’ which took him to Montrose. The ambulance had driven to Montrose to meet the lifeboat. The man was able to walk away.
It has been alleged in daily papers that in his initial call the man said he was “too drunk to get up”, and that he “absconded” at Montrose before he could be checked by ambulance personnel, but none of the official sources we contacted could confirm this. It does not appear that police wish to speak to him.
If the gentleman himself would care to contact the Review to clarify matters, our number is 01674 672605.