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Two children survive separate cliff falls in Fife

Two children have survived separate falls from cliffs on Fife's coastline.

On Saturday night a 14-year-old boy was rescued after falling down a cliff side at Preston Quarry, Inverkeithing.

Then on Sunday an 11-year-old girl, who is from Glasgow, was airlifted to hospital after falling from cliffs at the Chain Walk at about midday.

She was taken to the Royal Hospital for Sick Children in Edinburgh where she was treated for a broken wrist and cuts and has since been discharged.

Coastguard rescue teams, a lifeboat and a rescue helicopter were called to the incident at the Chain Walk, a series of walks set into cliffs, caves and rocks on Fife's coastal path. Members of the public also helped with the rescue.

The girl was on holiday with her family at the time.

The teenage boy was rescued from the quarry by Fife firefighters and taken to Queen Margaret Hospital in Dunfermline where he was treated for bruising. He was discharged from hospital on Saturday evening.

Police said neither incident was being treated as suspicious.

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