Crews work with Coastguard to rescue man down an embankment in St Andrews, Fife

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Firefighters work closely with Coastguard line rescue crew

The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service Operations Control Thornton received a call just before 1am this morning (24th June) from Police Scotland requiring assistance to a male casualty in his 40s who had fallen down a steep embankment approx 10 metres next to the bridge at St Mary Street in the town in St Andrews.

Crews from St Andrews and Lochgelly were mobilised along with the Coastguard line rescue team at St Andrews.  On arrival firefighters donned their flood response protection equipment and worked together with the coastguard to raise the casualty to the roadway using a paraguard stretcher.

The casualty was safely passed to the care of the ambulance service who treated him at the scene for possible head injuries before transferring him to Ninewells Hospital in Dundee for further treatment.