EMERGENCY SERVICES WERE called to two incidents in Burghead on Friday that saw them free a man who fell and became trapped on a fishing boat and releasing a woman from her crashed car just outside the town.
An afternoon of drama in the town began shortly after 2pm when firefighters were alerted to an elderly fisherman working on a boat in the harbour who had stumbled and became trapped in a “confined space”.
Firefighters from Elgin arrived at the fishing trawler Isabella and spent more than an hour at the scene working on the release of the 70-year-old. Onlookers were delighted when they had succeeded by 3.15pm in freeing the shaken victim, who was taken to Dr Gray’s Hospital by attending paramedics for a check-up.
It is understood he had suffered no serious injuries with a spokesman for the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service commenting: “A call came in at 2pm saying a man had fallen into a confined space on his boat and could not get out.
“We attended the scene and helped to release him which was successfully achieved by 3.15pm.”
A few hours later at around 6.10pm emergency services were recalled to the area when a green Rover 5 car and a grey Astra collided at the junction of the B9013 and B9089 near Burghead.
Police and fire crews attended the scene with a woman motorist having to be cut free from her vehicle “as a precaution”. A man was also slightly injured from the accident that left the road closed for a short while after.