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Woman airlifted after horse fall at beach

A woman has been airlifted to hospital after falling from a horse in Aberdeenshire.

The incident happened on a beach at Foveran Links near Newburgh at about 20:00 on Tuesday.

Coastguard teams, two lifeboats and a specialist ambulance crew were sent to the scene.

The 32-year-old woman was transferred by Coastguard helicopter to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary. Her condition is not yet known.

A Coastguard spokesman said rescuers worked well together to find, stabilise and transfer the casualty.

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