A TOURIST has died after falling 50-feet down a cliff above Clamshell Cave on the island of Staffa yesterday,Friday July 6.
The Tobermory RNLI volunteers were nearby on a routine towing operation when they got the report of the injured man.
It is understood the man was at the top of the cave taking photographs when he fell,the lifeboat crew members prepared him for evacuation by the Royal Navy’s search and rescue helicopter from HMS Gannet at Prestwick.
Despite their quick response and treatment the man,believed to be German,died at the scene from injuries sustained in the fall.
Deputy Second Coxswain Jane Griffiths said:‘The thoughts of all of us are with the family and friends of the deceased at this sad time.’
Oban lifeboat also launched today,Saturday July 7,to a yacht that had ran aground in Inninmore Bay.
For more on this story see The Oban Times,July 12 2012 or on line from the same date at www.obantimes.co.uk/digital.