A six-year-old boy had to be airlifted to hospital after falling from a cliff in the Highlands.
Dundonnell Mountain Rescue Team were called to assist HM Coastguard and Police Scotland to rescue the child and a man, aged 29, after they plunged 300ft from Fyrish Hill, near Alness, at around 6.45pm on Sunday.
The boy had suffered a broken leg and was placed onto a stretcher before being airlifted to Raigmore Hospital in Inverness for treatment.
The man suffered bruising and was walked to an ambulance, where he was then taken to Raigmore Hospital.
A spokesperson for Dundonnell Mountain Rescue Team said: “The incident took place on a small hill just north of Evanton in Easter ross called Cnoc Fyrish.
“We had 23 mountain rescue team members turn out to be involved in this rescue.
“The team were happy to have been part of a multi-agency rescue bringing this incident to a happy conclusion.
“The man had mainly bruising and was able to be walked to an ambulance.
“The child was six years old and sustained a mid-shaft femoral fracture.
“We wish both casualties a speedy recovery.”
A Police Scotland spokesperson said: “We were called around 6.45pm on Sunday, 27 February, to a report of a 29-year-old man and a six-year-old boy falling on a cliff near the Fyrish monument, Evanton, Alness.
“Emergency services, including the Coastguard, the Scottish Ambulance Service and mountain rescue, attended and both were taken to Raigmore Hospital in Inverness for treatment.”
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