NE Scotland, Orkney & Shetland

Woman airlifted to hospital after Newtonhill cliff fall

Cliff fall incident at Newtonhill Image copyright RNLI
Image caption The woman was climbing when she stumbled and fell backwards on to rocks at Newtonhill

A woman was airlifted to hospital after falling from a cliff in Aberdeenshire.

She had been climbing as part of a team and had stumbled and fallen backwards on to rocks.

Emergency services were called to the incident at Newtonhill at about 21:30 on Friday.

The casualty suffered head and back injuries and was flown by coastguard helicopter to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary for treatment. Her injuries were not thought to be life-threatening.

The incident was attended by coastguard rescue teams from Stonehaven and Montrose.

The Scottish Ambulance special operations rescue team and RNLI Stonehaven were also involved.

Image copyright HM Coastguard Angus and Mearns
Image caption A Coastguard helicopter was involved in the rescue operation