A teenager has died and a man has been airlifted to hospital after falling from a cliff in the Highlands.
Emergency services were alerted to the fall in the Victoria Walk area of Thurso, Caithness at around 5.50pm on Monday.
Coastguard rescue teams, the Thurso RNLI lifeboat, a Coastguard helicopter from Inverness, and Police Scotland officers responded to the incident.
An 18-year-old woman died as a result of her injuries from the fall, while a 26-year-old man was airlifted to Raigmore Hospital in Inverness for treatment.
Her death is currently being treated as “unexplained,” police confirmed after launching an investigation into the incident.
A spokesperson said: “Around 5.50pm on Monday, July 11, officers were called to the Victoria Walk area in Thurso, following a report of a man and woman having fallen from a cliff.
“Emergency services and Coastguard attended but an 18-year-old woman had died. Her next of kin have been informed. Her death is being treated as unexplained and enquiries into the circumstances are ongoing.
“A 26-year-old man was taken to Raigmore Hospital in Inverness for treatment.”
A coastguard spokesperson said: “HM Coastguard was involved in an incident in Thurso yesterday evening. Wick, Scrabster and Duncansby coastguard rescue teams were sent along with the Thurso RNLI lifeboat for sea cover.
“The HM coastguard helicopter from Inverness was sent. One person was taken to Raigmore Hospital by helicopter.”
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