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Injured walker airlifted from Ben Lomond

Helicopter airlifting walker to hospital Image copyright Lomond MRT
Image caption The walker was stretchered from Ben Lomond onto a waiting Coastguard helicopter

A walker with lower leg injuries has been airlifted to hospital after being brought down from the Ben Lomond summit on a stretcher.

The hillwalker got into difficulty on the 974m (3,200 ft) peak shortly before midday on Saturday.

The Lomond Mountain Rescue team took part in a five-hour rescue to bring the casualty down the mountain.

The walker was transferred to a waiting Coastguard helicopter and taken to hospital.

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