One person was taken to hospital by a coastguard helicopter after falling 125 feet down a steep incline on the Berwickshire coast at the weekend.

Emergency services were called to the scene, near Fast Castle, after the alarm was raised shortly before 5am on Saturday.

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Police, ambulance service and coastguard teams from Eyemouth, Berwick and Dunbar, as well as the lifeboat from St Abbs attended the incident.

The casualty was treated for serious injuries before being evacuated on a stretcher then transported to the Royal Infirmary in Edinburgh.

Peeblesshire News: Eyemouth Coastguard

A spokesperson for Eyemouth Coastguard team said: "We were tasked along with colleagues from Dunbar Coastguard, Berwick Coastguard rescue team, St Abbs Lifeboat,Scottish Ambulance Service, Police Scotland and the Coastguard Rescue Helicopter.

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"Teams worked well together to locate and treat a casualty for serious injuries sustained after falling approximately 125ft down a steep incline in the vicinity of Fast Castle.

Peeblesshire News: Eyemouth Coastguard

"Once stabilised, the casualty was packaged into our evac stretcher and transported to Edinburgh Royal Infirmary by the coastguard helicopter.

“If you see anyone in danger on our cliffs, coastline or on the water, always dial 999 and ask for the coastguard.”

A Police Scotland spokesperson said: “Police received a report of a man having been injured after falling in the Fast Castle area near Eyemouth around 4.50am on Saturday, 12 August, 2023.

“Emergency services attended and the man was taken to the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh with serious injuries.”

A Scottish Ambulance Service spokesperson said: “We received a call at 0427hrs to attend an incident at St Abbs. 

"We dispatched an ambulance and the SORT team, and the patient was transported to the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary by the coastguard helicopter.”