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Man dies after cliff fall on Orkney


A man has died after falling from cliffs on Orkney.

Emergency services including the Shetland coastguard helicopter, an RNLI lifboat and coastguard rescue teams were called to the scene at Deerness.

Police Scotland said the alarm was raised at about 13:00 on Thursday and the casualty was winched to the top of the cliff.

A force spokesman said the man was taken to Balfour Hospital but medics were unable to save him.

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