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Man and woman taken to hospital after River Tay rescue

Lifeboat crews were called to the two separate incidents in the space of 90 minutes on Thursday.

Danger: A man and a woman had to be pulled from the River Tay. <strong>Pixabay</strong>
Danger: A man and a woman had to be pulled from the River Tay. Pixabay

A man and a woman had to be pulled from the River Tay in Dundee following two separate incidents in the space of 90 minutes.

Both casualties have been taken to hospital, where their condition is currently unknown.

Broughty Ferry RNLI volunteer crews were first called out shortly after 5pm on Thursday following a report that someone had fallen from the Tay Road Bridge.

The crew of inshore lifeboat Oor Lifesaver rescued the injured woman before transferring her to the team’s all-weather lifeboat, Elizabeth of Glamis.

Once back at RNLI Broughty Ferry Lifeboat Station, the woman was taken into the care of an ambulance crew.

Ten minutes later, the volunteer crews were called to action once more after receiving a report of a troubled swimmer in the River Tay.

Both boats were launched again and were quickly on scene, locating the distressed swimmer.

He was then taken to Ninewells Hospital in the city for assessment.

A Broughty Ferry RNLI spokesperson said: “Lifeboat volunteer crews then made boats ready for any further calls before standing down.

“The RNLI would like to thank the members of the public for their vigilance.”

The RNLI acknowledges the health aspects of open water swimming.

However, they would also like to remind people that things can go wrong at anytime and offer the following advice:


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