A woman was airlifted to hospital yesterday after falling from the rocks near Fraserburgh.
Coastguard teams from Cruden Bay, Peterhead and Banff were called to incident at North Haven, near Fraserburgh, at around 2pm yesterday.
The woman suffered a leg injury after falling three to four feet. However, due to the difficult spot she landed in, paramedics could not reach her and she was instead winched to safety and flown to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary.
A HM Coastguard spokeswoman said: “We were called out by the ambulance service to help after someone had fallen from a short distance in North Haven.
“Due to accessibility issues, the helicopter was supported by coastguard crews.”
It was the second call in less than 24 hours for rescuers in the area after a man was plucked from the North Sea at Sandhaven on Tuesday.
Lifeboat crews from Fraserburgh RNLI were called, alongside police officers from Fraserburgh and Peterhead at 11.30pm after receiving reports of a person in the water there.
HM Coastguard Helicopter R151 was dispatched from Inverness and the man was airlifted to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, where he remained in a stable condition yesterday.
Inspector Jennifer Cordiner said: “I would like to thank all agencies involved on your professionalism and teamwork which helped bring this potentially serious incident to a successful conclusion.”