Man in hospital after falling into Loch Ness from embankment

Emergency services were called to Loch Ness around 1pm on Friday afternoon.

Man taken to Raigmore Hospital after falling into Loch Ness from embankment iStock

A 60-year-old man has been taken to hospital after he fell from an embankment into Loch Ness.

Emergency services were called at around 1pm on Friday, April 21, after receiving a report that the man had fallen from the embankment on the A82 near Alltsigh, north of Invermoriston into the water.

The RNLI were called but due to a strong easterly wind blowing on the Loch, the lifeboat was unable to get in close to the casualty.

A crew member was landed ashore nearby to provide medical treatment and the man was taken to safety by the local coastguard rescue team before being transported to Raigmore Hospital.

A Police Scotland spokesperson said: “Around 1pm on Friday, April 21, 2023 we received a report that a man had fallen down an embankment on the A82 near Alltsigh, north of Invermoriston.

“Emergencies services attended and the man, aged 60, was taken to Raigmore Hospital in Inverness for treatment.”