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Cliff rescue near Neist Point lighthouse

Dramatic rescue of climber on Isle of Skye.

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Dramatic rescue footage of an injured fallen rock climber has been released by the HM Coastguard search and rescue helicopter based at Stornoway.

The female rock climber, reported to be in her early 20s, was rescued Saturday 27 October, after falling about 2 metres directly underneath Neist Point lighthouse on the Isle of Skye.

The coastguard received a 999 call from a member of the public just after 1pm Saturday reporting that a climber had sustained a lower leg injury after falling and needed medical assistance.

Portree, Dunvegan and Kyle coastguard rescue teams, Leverburgh all weather lifeboat and the Stornoway coastguard helicopter were all sent to the scene.

The young climber was winched into the helicopter and taken to Stornoway airport where she was met by the Scottish ambulance service for onward transfer to the Western Isles hospital. We wish her a speedy recovery.

Neist Point cliff rescue

Published 30 October 2017