A woman was flown to hospital this afternoon after falling from a north-east beauty spot.
The female was walking the slopes at North Haven when she fell four feet and injured her leg.
Due to the inaccessibility of the location, the Scottish Ambulance Service called out the coastguard to help out.
A helicopter arrived on scene along with coastguard teams from Cruden Bay, Peterhead and Banff at 2pm and winched the woman to safety.
She was flown to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary where she is being treated for her injury.
A HM Coastguard spokesman said: “We were called out by the ambulance service to help after someone had fallen from a short distance in North Haven.
“Our coastguard teams along with the ambulance service helped to stablise the woman and winched her up and she was taken to Aberdeen Rotal Infirmary.
“The area she had fallen in made it difficult for the ambulance team to get her to safety which is why the helicopter was tasked with extracting her.”
Patrick Davidson, Deputy Coxswain at Peterhead Lifeboat, said: “We arrived on scene ready to go ashore to the woman’s aid and as she was being treated by paramedics, we remained on scene to provide safety cover. The woman was airlifted to hospital by the Coastguard Helicopter.
“There are very steep embankments in the North Haven area and it can get dangerous after a heavy rainfall like we’ve had recently. It can get really wet and boggy making the walking conditions extra difficult.
“This is the same location that Peterhead Lifeboat launched to assist two boys who came into some difficulty while fishing just under two weeks ago so we would like to remind the public to be aware of the inherent dangers when walking or fishing near cliff edges or steep embankments.
“Please always plan ahead by checking the weather and tide times and carry a means of calling for help.”