Woman in hospital after ambulance and coastguard helicopter scrambled

The walker is thought to have suffered a broken ankle in the incident on the renowned Edinburgh peak.

Ambulance and coastguard helicopter scrambled to Edinburgh’s Holyrood Park as woman taken to hospital STV News

A woman has been rushed to hospital with a suspected broken ankle after a fall on Arthur’s Seat in Edinburgh.

Emergency crews including the Coastguard helicopter were scrambled to Holyrood Park shortly before 9.30am on Tuesday morning following reports of an injury near the peak.

Ambulance personnel also attended before the casualty was taken to the capital’s Royal Infirmary by road, a spokesperson confirmed.

“We dispatched one ambulance and our special operations team to the scene, with assistance also provided by the Coastguard,” they added.

“We transported one female patient by road to Edinburgh Royal Infirmary.”

The Coastguard aircraft was dispatched from its Prestwick base to assist in the recovery but was later dismissed.

The woman is now undergoing treatment.

A Coastguard spokesperson said: “HM Coastguard has been responding to a medical incident in Edinburgh today. We were alerted at around 10.45am and the Coastguard helicopter from base in Prestwick was sent to Arthur’s Seat, following reports that someone had slipped and broken their ankle.

“The casualty was recovered and is being taken to Royal Infirmary Of Edinburgh.

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