Cliff faller near Findon 28/05/2009

Cliff faller North of Findon 28th May 2009

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Whilst on a cliff exercise the Aberdeen Coastguard Rescue team were tasked to a cliff faller
at Earnsheugh Bay North of Findon. The climber fell approx. 15 feet onto rocks then down a steep slope
before stopping short of another drop. Aberdeen lifeboat & I.L.B. were tasked to attended as a backup as
the casualty may have been lowered & evacuated by sea to Aberdeen. A cliff man was lowered to provide
first aid & the casualty appeared to have a fractured ankle but due to his location & possible spinal injuries
a helicopter was requested to air lift him from the slope to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary.

Cliff top man monitoring the cliff man
Monitoring the cliff man

Cliff man attending to the casualty
Cliff man attending to the casualty

Smoke marker set off to assist Rescue 137
Smoke marker set off to assist Rescue 137

Rescue 137 arriving on scene
Rescue 137 arriving on scene

Rescue 137 moving into position
Rescue 137 moving into position

Preparing to lower winch man
Preparing to lower winch man

Winch man exiting door
Winch man exiting door

Winch man being lowered
Winch man being lowered

winch man descending
Winch man descending

Underside of R137 during winching
Underside of R137 during winching

Hovering during winch
Hovering during winch

hovering
Hovering

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