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Woman seriously injured after Aberdour cliff fall

Hawkcraig Point
Image caption The woman fell from a cliff in Aberdour, Fife

A woman has suffered serious head injuries after falling from a cliff in Fife.

The incident happened at Hawkcraig Point in Aberdour at about 21:50 on Wednesday.

Emergency services, including a specialist rope rescue team from Lochgelly, fire and rescue crews, the coastguard and inshore lifeguard attended.

The ambulance service said the woman had fallen about 40ft (12m) onto rocks.

Hazardous terrain

She was taken by ambulance to the Victoria Hospital in Kirkcaldy.

A Scottish Fire Service spokesman said 26 fire service personnel were at the scene.

"The rescue was made more difficult due to the nature of the injuries and the hazardous terrain but proved to be a great example of partnership working between our emergency service personnel to bring the incident to a safe conclusion," he said.

Coastguard teams from Kinghorn, Leven and South Queensferry as well as the Kinghorm lifeboat were at the scene and helped ambulance crews move the woman.

Police are investigating the incident.

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