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Man rescued after falling 40ft down Arthur's Seat

Helicopter and emergency vehicles at Arthur's Seat Image copyright @doug356
Image caption A helicopter airlifted the injured man to hospital

A man was airlifted to hospital after falling 40ft down Arthur's Seat.

He suffered a severe head injury in the fall early on Saturday, according to the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service.

Emergency services were called to the Edinburgh landmark at about 05:00. Fire crews from Liberton and Tollcross used line rescue equipment to move the injured man to safety.

A second man with shoulder injuries was taken to Edinburgh Royal Infirmary by ambulance.

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