Woman sparks multi-agency rescue operation after slipping on rocks

A woman was rescued from rocks by firefighters after falling and becoming stuck.

The emergency services were called following the emergency at around 10.30am.

The woman, believed to be in her twenties or thirties, was being treated by paramedics after being pulled from the rocks at the River South Esk.

She is understood to have suffered minor injuries to her legs.

Police, the coastguard, firefighters and the ambulance service were dispatched to Traill Drive, to the rear of South Links Caravan Park in Montrose after the casualty slipped.

She was then stuck between two rocks and unable to free herself.


Members of the Montrose RNLI were dispatched to the scene to help locate the woman.

Once she was found, firefighters were called in to help lift the casualty free.

A spokesman for the fire service said: “We were called at 10.31am.

“Two appliances were sent along after an adult slipped and became caught between two rocks.

“Firefighters pulled her out and handed her over to paramedics.”

A Scottish Ambulance Service Spokeswoman added: “We were called at 10.28am and one A&E ambulance and a Special Operations Response Team arrived by 10.33am.

“The female casualty was being treated in the back of the ambulance by paramedics.”