NE Scotland, Orkney & Shetland

Man airlifted to hospital after Slains Castle cliff fall

A man has been airlifted to hospital after falling four metres down a cliff in Aberdeenshire.

Coastguard rescue teams hoisted him back up the slope at Slains Castle near Cruden Bay, after he fell shortly after 10:00 on Sunday morning.

Aberdeen Coastguard said he suffered injuries including fractures but his condition was not life threatening.

Three coastguard teams, the Peterhead lifeboat and a rescue helicopter from Inverness were involved in the rescue.

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