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Emergency services / Woman taken to hospital after cliff fall

The woman was airlifted from the rocks and taken to the Gilbert Bain Hospital. Photo: RNLI

A WOMAN has been rescued from cliffs near Exnaboe this afternoon (Wednesday) in an incident that involved coastguard teams, the rescue helicopter and Lerwick lifeboat.

The search and rescue helicopter taking off from the scene of the incident on Wednesday afternoon. Photo: Ronnie Robertson

According to coastguards, the woman was winched from the cliffs by coastguard rescue helicopter 900 using a Hi-Line procedure and was flown to the emergency landing site in Lerwick, landing about 3.15pm.

She was then taken to hospital where she is said to be in a stable condition.

Coastguards were alerted by ambulance service staff via phone app about 1.15pm and coastguard rescue teams from Lerwick and Sumburgh attended the scene.

Lerwick lifeboat also attended but was not involved in the rescue, and was heading for her home port at 3.45pm.

The incident happened on cliffs near Exnaboe. Photo: RNLI