NE Scotland, Orkney & Shetland

Mobility scooter man flown to hospital after pier fall

A man has been airlifted to hospital after he fell off a pier into the water in Pennan as he rode his mobility scooter.

He was pulled to safety by members of the public at about 11:00 on Friday morning.

He was flown to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary by RAF Rescue Helicopter 137 from Lossiemouth.

It is thought he may have been trying to turn the scooter when it went into the water.

The Scottish Ambulance Service said that the man suffered a head injury but there was no further information about his condition.

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