Man taken to hospital after 10 metre fall down north-east crag

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A man has been taken to hospital after he became trapped on a crag near a north-east village.

The incident occurred at Redhythe Point in Portsoy, with police officers, coastguard teams and ambulance service alerted to the scene.

The man is believed to have fallen around 10 metres, more than 30 feet.

He was taken to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, after suffering a leg injury.

The lifeboat team from Macduff was called to assist around 6.25pm, whereas Police Scotland were called at 5.45pm.

A HM Coastguard spokeswoman said: “We were assisting police in an incident.

“We deployed the coastguard helicopter and team from Macduff.

“We were assisting an injured person on land in the vicinity of Portsoy.”

A Police Scotland spokesman added: “A male has fallen at Redhythe Point.

“Coastguard were in attendance as well as the ambulance service.

“The male was successfully airlifted and was taken to hospital.

“He has a leg injury that is non-life threatening.”