Kyle of Lochalsh RNLI rescue casualty from Eilean Donan Castle

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Kyle of Lochalsh RNLI has rescued a man who broke his ankle after falling on the rocks near Eilean Donan Castle.

The volunteer crew were paged at 5.43pm on Saturday June 3 to assist the Scottish Ambulance Service to extract a 48-year-old man.

Kyle lifeboat Spirit of Fred arrived on scene at 6.04pm and transported the casualty from the island to the slipway at Dornie Hall, where he could be safely transferred to an ambulance.

One of the crew said: ‘Due to the location of the casualty, it was decided the safest way to get him to the ambulance was for us to transport him. However, it was a tricky spot to get the lifeboat into and out of, and was made all the trickier by the rapidly receding tide.’

The lifeboat then returned to Kyle and was refuelled and made ready for service by 7.20pm.