24th September 2018
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Woman airlifted after Eshaness fall

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A woman was airlifted to Lerwick after falling near Eshaness lighthouse on Saturday afternoon.

Rescue helicopter 900, which was out on exercise, was tasked to pick up the woman at 3.25pm after the ambulance service requested help from Shetland Coastguard.

The helicopter returned to Sumburgh to refuel before heading north and arrived in Eshaness just before 4pm, a coastguard spokesman said. The helicopter took to the air with the injured woman at 4.38pm and landed at Clickimin about eight minutes later.

The helicopter waited until the winchman paramedic accompanied the woman by ambulance to hospital and returned to the landing area.

About Peter Johnson

Reporter for The Shetland Times. I have also worked as an employed and freelance reporter and editor for a variety of print and broadcast media outlets and as as a freelance photographer and film maker/cameraman. In addition to journalism, I have experience in construction, oil analysis, aquaculture, fisheries, the health service and oral history.

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