A woman is in a critical condition in hospital after falling from Aberdeen’s Union Bridge.
Emergency services were called to the scene at around 8pm on Saturday and police cordoned off both ends of the bridge.
A police spokeswoman said a 36-year-old woman had landed on the Aberdeen-Inverness rail line.
She was taken to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary by ambulance where her condition was described as both “critical” and “life-threatening”.
The incident prompted renewed calls to increase the height of the bridge’s parapet.
Plans to install a permanent barrier on the northern side of Union Street were unanimously backed by city councillors in 2013.
However, the £120,000 scheme was withdrawn by the council the following year.
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