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Kyle of Lochalsh lifeboat in rescue at Eilean Donan castle

Lifeboat at Eilean Donan Castle Image copyright RNLI Kyle of Lochalsh
Image caption The injured man being carried in a stretcher to the lifeboat

A lifeboat crew went to the aid of a man after he slipped on rocks on the shoreline below Eilean Donan Castle near Dornie.

The 48-year-old is thought to have fractured an ankle in the fall on Saturday afternoon.

The Scottish Ambulance Service called for the help of the RNLI because of the man's location on the seashore rocks.

Kyle of Lochalsh lifeboat was launched and took the man to an ambulance waiting at a nearby slipway.

Image copyright RNLI Kyle of Lochalsh
Image caption The man was taken to an ambulance at a nearby slipway

A spokesman for the volunteer RNLI crew said: "Due to the location of the casualty it was decided the safest way to get him to the ambulance was for us to transport him.

"However, it was a tricky spot to get the lifeboat into and out of, and was made all the trickier by the rapidly receding tide."

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