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Teenager rescued after cliff fall near Dunbar Castle

Rescue crews at the scene Image copyright Jon Savage

A 16-year-old girl has been airlifted to hospital after falling down a cliff near Dunbar Castle in East Lothian.

Emergency service crews were alerted at about 14:50 and the teenager was said to be conscious when they arrived.

She was airlifted to Edinburgh Royal Infirmary by a helicopter from RAF Boulmer in Northumberland.

Two coastguard boats, paramedics and an air ambulance were also involved in the rescue.

The injured girl was initially reported to be 15.

A spokeswoman for the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service said: "The fire service administered oxygen to the casualty who was airlifted to Edinburgh Royal Infirmary suffering from neck injuries, a suspected broken leg, suspected head and spinal injuries."

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