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UPDATE: Man taken to Raigmore Hospital by ambulance after slip and fall down Loch Ness-side embankment sparks rescue operation

By Alasdair Fraser

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The Loch Ness lifeboat on the water in front of the station.
The Loch Ness lifeboat on the water in front of the station.

A man is being treated in hospital after tumbling down the embankment beside Loch Ness.

It is understood the man slipped and fell by the A82 Inverness to Fort Augustus road, near the youth hostel at Alltsigh, just north of Invermoriston.

Emergency services attended after the alarm was raised at about 1 pm, with the RNLI Loch Ness lifeboat also launched at 1.24pm along with the Inverness Coastguard Rescue Team.

The man was treated for injuries by a member of the lifeboat team who was landed on the shore.

An RNLI spokesman said: "Loch Ness lifeboat launched today to the aid of a person who had fallen down an embankment.

"Due to a strong easterly wind blowing on the loch, the lifeboat was unable to get in close to the casualty, so a crew member was landed ashore nearby to provide medical treatment.

"The casualty was extracted to safety by the local Coastguard Rescue Team and the lifeboat returned to station at approximately 3.30pm."

The Scottish Ambulance Service dispatched one ambulance team to the scene and the man was taken to Raigmore Hospital for treatment.

The extent of his injuries is not known.

An ambulance spokesman said: “We received a call today at 13.07 hours to attend an incident at Loch Ness.

“We dispatched one ambulance and a GP to the scene. One male patient was transported to Raigmore Hospital.”

A police spokeswomen said: “Around 1pm on Friday, 21 April, 2023 we received a report that a man had fallen down and embankment at the A82 Alltsigh access road, Glenmoriston, Inverness.”

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