A climber has been airlifted to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary this evening after she fell down a sea cliff in Aberdeenshire.
Three coastguard teams were sent from Aberdeen, Stonehaven and Montrose to Newtonhill at around 9.30pm after reports that a 25-year-old woman had been injured on the cliffs close to South Headlands Crescent.
The teams were joined by ambulance staff, the Stonehaven RNLI lifeboat, and the crew of the Inverness-based Rescue 951 helicopter.
The woman was transferred to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary for treatment at around 11.45pm.
A spokeswoman for the RNLI said: “She had been climbing as part of a climbing team and had stumbled and fallen backwards onto the rocks.
“She was assessed by paramedics and the crew and due to her injuries, which were head, back and hip, it was agreed the casualty required to be evacuated from the scene.
“She was immobilised at the scene and helicopter Rescue 951 was scrambled from Inverness at 10.15pm.
“At this time her injures were thought to be non-life threatening.
“The helicopter arrived at 11pm, and the casualty was winched aboard and at 11.43pm the Rescue 951 headed to ARI with the casualty and her partner, and the lifeboat was back on station at 0.015pm.”