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Teenage girls rescued from cliff near Balintore

Rescue near Balintore Image copyright RNLI Invergordon
Image caption An image taken from Invergordon lifeboat showing the bright lights of a coastguard helicopter and mobile phone torch light on the cliff

Two teenage girls had to be rescued by the RNLI and coastguard on Tuesday night after they became stranded on a cliff by a rising tide.

They were found about 50m (164ft) up the cliff face near Balintore in Easter Ross after one of them turned on a torch on her mobile phone.

Invergordon lifeboat and coastguard personnel directed a search and rescue helicopter to the girls.

They were winched to safety on board the helicopter and flown to Balintore.

The two friends were believed to have been on a walk to a place called The Well of Good Health, known locally as The Wellie.

Emergency services were alerted to the incident just before 21:00 and the rescue was wound up by 22:40.

A coastguard helicopter was involved in the rescue operation.

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