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Heed warning signs, coastguard says after girl's cliff fall

2nd August 2010 | Warning Signs

Posted by Jason Nicholls.

A coastguard manager has called for people to ensure warning signs are understood when out walking after a girl suffered a head injury during a coastal walk.

The 11-year-old Glasgow girl was airlifted to hospital when she fell during the walk at Elie in Fife yesterday.

According to, the girl fell between six and eight feet while on the walk with her father. They were undertaking the Chain Walk, a set of walks including cliffs and caves. Chains are in place on the walks to provide support.

A Royal Navy helicopter headed to the scene and winched the pair to the Royal Hospital for Sick Children in Edinburgh.

The Leven and St Andrews Coastguard rescue teams and the Anstruther RNLI inshore lifeboat were also involved in the rescue co-ordinated by Forth Coastguard.

Gordon Downard, a coastguard watch manager with Forth Coastguard, urged walkers to take extra care when out at the coast. He told the news provider: "We would like to remind everyone that great care should be taken when visiting the coast.

"Please take heed of warning signs and wear appropriate footwear and clothing for the activity you are undertaking."

A walker in Wales how got into trouble in quicksand on a beach has recently called for warning signs to be installed at the spot.ADNFCR-2754-ID-800009868-ADNFCR


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