Footage has emerged after Scottish Fire & Rescue Service rescue a woman from the River Tay in Perth.
On the 8th of June, a witness saw a woman being described as distressed in the River Tay. Emergency services were on scene within three minutes. A famous photographer in Scotland Sandy Stevenson, known as @TourScotland captured the moment Police Scotland holding the woman above water until Scottish Fire & Rescue Service came with professional equipment to help the situation.
The woman has made a full recovery, and you can watch the video below.
After the female was recovered and taken to safety she was placed in the care of paramedics and taken to Perth Royal Infirmary.
SFRS Watch Manager Craig Wallace said: “Upon arrival, the casualty was quickly located and was being kept in position by Police officers using a throw line they had obtained from the river bank and dropped from the rail bridge.
“We swiftly deployed a boat from the water ski slip close to the harbour and an inflatable rescue sled from the river bank on Tay Street to effect a rescue.
“The casualty was removed from the water without delay and handed over to paramedics to receive medical attention prior to being taken to Perth Royal Infirmary for a precautionary assessment.”
He added: “It is clear that if it had not been for the swift actions of Police colleagues in securing the female prior to our arrival it could well have been a less positive outcome.”
SFRS Station Manager Alasdair Cameron said: “Firstly I have to acknowledge the initial actions of our Police Scotland colleagues.
“This demonstrated the value and importance of our partnership working at all levels and meant our water rescue team could make an effective rescue without delay, when they arrived on scene minutes later.
“I must also praise the quick actions of the water rescue teams who minimised the time the casualty was exposed to the extremely cold temperatures of the River Tay.
“As a result of the quick decision making and early deployment of our rescue sled and power boat, meant a successful and safe rescue was achieved.”
He added: “This really does highlight the benefits to our local communities of having equitable access to these specialist water rescue capabilities throughout the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service, ensuring that should incidents like this occur, we have an effective response to deal with it regardless of geographical location.”