Published: 12/06/2017 08:27 - Updated: 12/06/2017 09:24

Kyle lifeboat team alert after woman (92) falls in remote spot

The Kyle of Lochalsh lifeboat was called out last night.
The Kyle of Lochalsh lifeboat was called out last night.

ROSS-SHIRE lifeboat volunteers were called to action last night to assist a 92-year-old woman after a fall in a remote area.

Members of  Kyle of Lochalsh RNLI's volunteer crew were paged at 7:33pm on Sunday to help the Scottish Ambulance Service reach the woman at Fernaig.

Kyle lifeboat Spirit of Fred. Olsen launched seven minutes later and arrived on scene at 7:50pm.

 The Scottish Ambulance Service and Kyle Coastguard teams were already with the casualty. 

The woman had fallen in a house on the remote Fernaig shore and due to the location, the closest the ambulance could get to the house was about one mile away. She had sustained a suspected fractured hip.

The lifeboat put two crew members ashore to liaise with the paramedics and coastguard teams, and it was decided that due to the choppy sea conditions along with the wet and cold weather and age of the casualty, it was best not to evacuate her by sea. 

The woman was loaded into the lifeboat stretcher before being slowly transported down the rough road in the back of a coastguard off road vehicle.

The lifeboat crew assisted with the transport and transfer into the ambulance, before making their way back along the road to the shore and the waiting lifeboat.

The lifeboat returned to Kyle at 9:20pm

No further information on the condition of the woman is available at this time.
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