Woman taken to hospital after falling overboard from ferry

A woman was rescued after she fell off the ferry on Monday night.

Woman taken to hospital after falling overboard from Isle of Arran CalMac ferry near Ardrossan CalMac

An investigation has been launched after a woman fell from a ferry into the Firth of Clyde on Monday night.

Shortly before 8.30pm on June 10, a woman who was travelling from the Isle of Arran went overboard as the vessel approached Ardrossan on the North Ayrshire coast.

She was rescued and brought back on board by ferry staff and was then taken to hospital for examination after reaching the mainland.

CalMac have launched an internal investigation into the circumstances of the incident. 

The condition of the woman remains unknown.

Craig Ramsay, fleet management director at CalMac, said: “As the Isle of Arran approached Ardrossan on the evening of Monday June 10 a passenger entered the water and was quickly recovered using the vessel’s rescue craft, following the emergency procedures regularly exercised by crew.

“An investigation into the circumstances will now follow, in line with our protocol in this situation.

“I would like to thank all colleagues and the emergency services for their fast response.”

A Scottish Ambulance Service spokesperson said: “We received a call at 8.42pm on Monday to attend an incident in Ardrossan.

“We dispatched one ambulance and transported one female patient to Crosshouse Hospital.”

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