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Paraglider airlifted to hospital in Aberdeenshire

Tap o' Noth rescue

A paraglider has been airlifted to hospital after crashing on a hill fort in Aberdeenshire.

Rescuers said the 26-year-old man activated a beacon after crashing and injuring his leg at about 10:30 at Tap o' Noth, near Ryhine.

The beacon's signal was picked up by a team in Houston, in the US, who then alerted police in the UK.

The casualty was airlifted by a coastguard helicopter and taken to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary.

His injuries are not thought to be life threatening.

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