Tayside and Central Scotland

Fisherman rescued from mud at Loch Eigheach

A fisherman has been rescued after getting stuck waist-deep in mud for four-and-a-half hours.

A total of 26 firefighters helped to free the 73-year-old after he sank into mud at the side of Loch Eigheach in Perthshire.

The man got into difficulty while fishing with friends between Rannoch Lodge and Rannoch power station.

He had already been stuck for three hours before the group called for help at about 14:00 and was freed at 15:30.

The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service said local fire crews from Kinloch Rannoch, Aberfeldy and Pitlochry went to the scene, along with specialist rescue teams from Perth and Dundee.

A spokeswoman for the service said: "The gentleman has been removed from the mud by the shoreline. Paramedics assessed his condition and he has gone home."

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