Injured hiker rescued by helicopter after plunging from ridge
The man was walking alone in the Ardgour area of Lochaber when he fell on Monday.
An injured hiker has been airlifted to hospital after plunging from a ridge in the Highlands.
The man was walking alone in the Ardgour area of Lochaber when he fell at around 2pm on Monday.
The walker called 999 and a Royal Navy search and rescue helicopter was scrambled from HMS Gannet at Prestwick.
He was airlifted to hospital in Fort William, where he was treated for head injuries, cuts and bruises.
A spokesman for the Glencoe Mountain Rescue Team, said: “The man had taken a fall off a ridge and sustained head injuries, as well as bruises and cuts to his arms.
“He called 999 and we set out to go and help him but there was a Navy helicopter in the area which was dispatched to find the man and took him to hospital, where we visited him later. He ended up with 25 stitches in his head.”
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