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Cameron Smithies, 15, dies after Slains Castle cliff fall

Cameron Smithies
Image caption Cameron Smithies has been named as the victim of the fall

A 15-year-old boy who fell about 80ft down a cliff in Aberdeenshire has died in hospital of his injuries.

Cameron Smithies, who lived locally, slipped at the ruins of Slains Castle near Cruden Bay at about 17:30 on Saturday.

Coastguard rescue teams, the Peterhead lifeboat and an RAF rescue helicopter were involved in the rescue operation.

Police said their inquiries were continuing and a report would be submitted to the procurator fiscal.

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