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Man airlifted to hospital after beach fall

A man in his 50s has been airlifted to hospital in Aberdeen after falling on the beach at St Cyrus.

The Montrose and Aberdeen Coastguard Rescue Teams and the Montrose RNLI lifeboat were sent to the scene shortly after 10:00.

An ambulance and the Tayside trauma team also attended the incident.

The man, whose condition is currently unknown, was taken to hospital by the Coastguard search and rescue helicopter from Inverness.

A Scottish Ambulance Service spokesman said: "We received a call at 10:08 hours today to attend an incident near St Cyrus.

"A male patient in his 50s was taken to the Aberdeen Royal Infirmary by Coastguard helicopter."

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