Boy rescued from quarry after falling 10ft down cliff face


By Christine Lavelle

A TEENAGER had to be rescued after falling 10ft from a cliff in Fife, leaving him with possible spinal injuries.

The 14-year-old boy fell down a cliff side at Preston Quarry, Inverkeithing, shortly after 8pm on Saturday night and had to be saved by Fife Fire and Rescue’s heavy rescue unit.

Firemen used a 10ft rope to reach the boy, who was taken to Queen Margaret Hospital in Dunfermline.

A spokesman from Scottish Ambulance said: “We were called to the emergency just after 8pm on Saturday, where a boy aged 14 had fallen down a cliff in Inverkeithing.

“Fire crews were at the scene and managed to rescue him by using a 10ft line to get down.

“It is believed he has sustained spinal injuries, the extent of which is not yet known.”