Tayside and Central Scotland

Woman rescued after Falls of Bruar gorge jump

Falls of Bruar. Pic copyright Lis Burke and licensed for reuse under Creative Commons Licence
Image caption The woman was taking part in an organised event, police said

A woman has been rescued from a Perthshire gorge after injuring her back jumping into a pool during an organised trip.

The 40-year-old was airlifted to safety and taken to Ninewells Hospital in Dundee after the incident at the Falls of Bruar near Blair Atholl.

Police said she was able to get out of the water quickly but was unable to escape from the gorge.

Paramedics treated her before she was airlifted by an RAF helicopter.

Tayside Mountain Rescue and Tayside Fire Service were also called to the scene in the Tower Bridge area of the falls after police were alerted at about 14:00.

The woman's condition is not known, but Tayside Police said she was conscious and breathing when paramedics reached her.

The area is popular with adventure companies who offer canyoning trips down the gorge. The sport involves scrambling and jumping from rocks into water.

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