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Emergency services / Cliff fall casualty taken to hospital

Police confirm that the man’s injuries are serious but not life threatening

Police, ambulance and coastguard teams from Lerwick and Sumburgh are in attendance. Photo: John Waters/Shetland News

A TWENTY FIVE year old man has been taken to hospital in Lerwick with serious but not life threatening injuries after falling down cliffs near Breiwick Road on Tuesday afternoon.

Emergency services in Shetland were alerted to the incident at around 1.30pm.

Police, two coastguard teams, ambulance, the Lerwick lifeboat as well as the Sumburgh based search and rescue helicopter all attended.

The casualty was recovered from the bottom of the cliffs near Knab/Breiwick Road by the crew of the Lerwick lifeboat and taken for treatment to the Gilbert Bain Hospital by ambulance.