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Injured walker airlifted off Goat Fell on Arran

Arran Mountain Rescue Image copyright Arran MRT

A 64-year-old woman was airlifted to hospital after suffering a leg injury in a fall on the Isle of Arran's highest peak.

The woman is believed to have fallen while walking as part of a group on Goat Fell at about 13:00 on Wednesday.

Arran Mountain Rescue Team was dispatched and carried her to safety on a stretcher.

She was then airlifted off the 2,867ft peak by a coastguard helicopter and flown to hospital.

Image copyright Arran MRT
Image copyright Arran Mountain Rescue

A spokesman for Arran MRT said: "After assessing her injuries, she was made comfortable, packaged into our stretcher and evacuated to hospital by Rescue 199.

"We wish the casualty a speedy recovery and thank everyone involved for their help."

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