Man found lying injured on Scottish beach triggers multi-agency rescue

A multi-agency rescue operation was carried out after a man was found injured lying on a Scottish beach.

Police arrived at the beach in East Wemyss, Fife after receiving a call around 10 p.m. on Monday July 5.

The Coast Guard was also called in to search for the unidentified man shortly after and sent a helicopter to the scene.

RNLI lifeboat Kinghorn confirmed that they were also involved in the rescue operation on their Twitter.

A spokesperson for the Maritime and Coastguard Agency said: Leven and Kinghorn Coast Guard Rescue Teams, Kinghorn RNLI Lifeboat and Prestwick Search and Rescue Helicopter recovered an injured person on East Weymms beach around 10:20 pm yesterday.

“The victim was taken from the beach by the helicopter crew and transferred to a waiting ambulance.”

Paramedics took the man to Victoria Hospital in Kirkcaldy by ambulance for treatment. His condition remains unknown.

A Scottish Police spokesperson said: ‘At around 10pm on Monday 5 July, police were called to report an injured man lying on East Wemyss beach.

“Officers were present, along with coast guards and paramedics, and the man was taken by ambulance to Victoria Hospital in Kirkcaldy for treatment.”

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