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Three airlifted to hospital after Balmedie beach rescue

Helicopter over Balmedie beach in Aberdeenshire Image copyright Fubar News

Three people have been airlifted to hospital after fears were raised that an adult and a child had drifted out to sea on a surfboard.

The alarm was raised by people on the beach at Balmedie in Aberdeenshire at about 15:20.

Two lifeboats, a coastguard team and a Babcock offshore helicopter were sent to the scene.

The adult and child, and a third person who entered the water to help them, all made it back ashore.

All three were flown to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary. Their conditions are not known.

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