A woman who fell and injured herself during a Moray charity walk broke her arm in three places.
Annie Bowie, 56, was taking part in the Six Harbour Walk fundraiser between Portsoy and Buckie when she was injured on Crannoch Hill, near Cullen.
A coastguard helicopter was scrambled from Inverness to help pluck her to safety as paramedics were unable to safely transport her from the wooded area.
There were 420 people from all over Scotland taking part in the walk on Sunday, despite the horrendous weather.
The 15-mile route takes in ports at Portsoy, Sandend, Cullen, Portknockie and Findochty before finishing up in Buckie.
The annual event was cancelled in 2018 after two of the key organisers died but returned this year.
Ms Bowie was trapped and lying on the ground for a while as coastguard teams from Buckie and Portsoy were sent to the scene before a helicopter plucked the cold and worried casualty to safety.
She was flown to a field near the Cullen Bay Holiday Park before being taken to Dr Gray’s Hospital in Elgin by ambulance.
Yesterday, Ms Bowie, who works at a police office in Aberdeen, was moved from Elgin through to the city hospital.
The event is organised by the Buckie Rotary Club and Buckie councillor Sonya Warren was a marshal on the day.
She wished Ms Bowie all the best and said: “It was a windy, dry and bright day before the rain came down – I’m glad she is not seriously hurt and is already on the mend.”
Risk assessments were carried out along the route before the event took place. The incident was one of the first unfortunate accidents to happen at the annual fundraiser.
Local people who took part praised the organisers and also spoke of their concerns for the injured walker.
Dennis Paterson said: “Unfortunately a walker fell and had to be airlifted to an ambulance with a damaged arm. Hope she is well.”