NE Scotland, Orkney & Shetland

Man airlifted to hospital after St Cyrus fall

A man has been airlifted to hospital after he fell while walking on the Aberdeenshire coast.

Coastguard and police teams were alerted after the 56-year-old got into difficulties at St Cyrus beach on Thursday evening.

Access difficulties meant an RAF helicopter was needed to get him out.

He was flown to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary with suspected rib injuries. His condition is not believed to be life-threatening.

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