The Queensferry lifeboat was called out after a car carrying four passengers fell 15ft off a slipway

The Queensferry lifeboat was called out on Tuesday after a car carrying four passengers fell 15ft off Long Craig Pier, near Queensferry, Scotland.

The incident happened shortly after 6pm on Tuesday. The Queensferry Coastguard Rescue Team was first on the scene and helped the four people out of the car.

By the time the lifeboat arrived the car had begun floating away on the rising tide so rescue workers battled to recover it.

A statement from the RNLI said, “The lifeboat dropped a volunteer crewmember into the water with a line. After a survey of the situation, helm and crewmember opted to use the door pillar as an anchor point and after a tiring battle with the waves the line was on. The line was passed ashore and the coastguard crew then secured the vehicle.”

It is not known what caused the vehicle to veer off the slipway, though passengers were thought to have been viewing the Forth Road Bridge at the time.

Photo Credit: RNLI