Broughty RNLI rescue man in Tay near bridge

Broughty Ferry. Trent Class Lifeboat 1252 14-31 Elizabeth of Glamis. Moving from right to left. Landscape.
Broughty Ferry. Trent Class Lifeboat 1252 14-31 Elizabeth of Glamis. Moving from right to left. Landscape.

Both Broughty Ferry lifeboats were launched on Sunday following a report that a person had entered the water near the Tay Road Bridge.

Broughty Ferry RNLI received the report shortly after 1pm yesterday (Sunday) and both the all-weather lifeboat, Elizabeth of Glamis, and the smaller inshore lifeboat crewed by volunteers, assisted by a volunteer shore crew, were launched soon after.

Both lifeboats were quickly on scene where the crew of the Inshore lifeboat located and removed a male casualty from the river just west of the road bridge.

The lifeboat crew then administered emergency first aid before transferring the casualty onto the larger all weather lifeboat. The casualty was then rapidly conveyed to Broughty Ferry Lifeboat Station where he was transferred into the care of a waiting ambulance crew.