At 2.17pm yesterday the RNLI Queensferry Lifeboat was called out by the Coastguard as a man with a suspected broken leg was trapped on Cramond Island.

The Lifeboat crew of Helmsman Derek Sutton, Mhairi Ross, Craig Masson and Billy Boyle reached Cramond Island within minutes and three of the crew landed on the Island where they located the casualty Donald Fisk from Barnet, who had fallen after his foot got trapped in a hole in the ground.

The casualty had a broken left tibia and was treated by a paramedic and lifeboatwoman Mhairi Ross who made the patient as comfortable as possible securing his leg with a splint for transfer to the Lifeboat.

Mr. Fisk was successfully transferred to the Lifeboat and landed safely ashore at Granton from where a waiting ambulance took him to Edinburgh Royal Infirmary.

Our photograph shows crewmen  Helmsman Derek Sutton in the middle with Chris Still and Martin Crawford who also man the lifeboat from time to time.