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Lifeboat crew scrambled to remote beach after 77-year-old man falls from cliff in Easter Ross

The Invergordon lifeboat was called to the incident.
The Invergordon lifeboat was called to the incident.

Invergordon’s lifeboat crew has issued more details on the rescue of a man from an Easter Ross beach.

The team was paged to launch at 2.05 pm on Thursday, launching their Trent Class lifeboat Douglas Aikman Smith quickly by the request of Aberdeen Coastguard, to a 77-year-old man who had a fall from a small cliff on a remote beach, around three miles north of Balintore.

Once on scene, the crew launched the “daughter” vessel the XP-Boat with three crew members to attend, alongside the local Coastguard team from Portmahomack as well as paramedics.

Coastguard Helicopter Rescue 951 landed minutes later and the injured man was assessed before being taken on board and transported to Raigmore Hospital for further treatment.

A spokesman added: “The crew recovered the XP-Boat and made way back to the Invergordon West Harbour Berth where the boat was refuelled and made ready for service by 4.25pm.”

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