Man rescued after cliff plunge

The RNLI crew assisted a climber with an injured ankle at cliffs beside Slains Castle on Sunday afternoon.
The RNLI crew assisted a climber with an injured ankle at cliffs beside Slains Castle on Sunday afternoon.

Peterhead lifeboat was launched twice on Sunday to assist both an injured climber and to search for a possible missing occupant of a canoe.

The Lifeboat was first launched at 2pm with its volunteer crew to assist in the recovery of a climber who was injured at the foot of cliffs north of Slains Castle AT Cruden Bay.

After arriving on scene, the Y-boat with crew was launched to administer first aid to the climber who had damaged his ankle. As sea conditions were not suitable for a sea recovery the Y boat crew carried out first aid and secured the casualty in a stretcher, before the Coastguard carried out a cliff extraction. The man was taken to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary with a suspected broken ankle.

The lifeboat returned to station at 5pm before being called again at 9.42pm to search for a possible missing canoeist near Peterhead marina.

The RNLI lifeboat and its Y-boat searched the area around the marina and babut could not find anyone in the water. After recovering the canoe, and searching till 10.25 pm, the lifeboat was stood down.

It is thought that the canoe belonged to an occupant in the caravan park, and there was no evidence of there being an occupant to the canoe.