Woman dead and another injured in cliff tragedy

A police officer at the scene at Kinneff. Picture: Alison Campsie
A police officer at the scene at Kinneff. Picture: Alison Campsie
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A major police operation is underway after a woman was found dead and a man injured at cliffs in Aberdeenshire this morning.

A body was recovered from the coastline at Whistleberry Farm at Kinneff near Inverbervie and removed from the scene around 2pm today after emergency teams worked at the scene for several hours.

The man was earlier taken to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary where his condition is not thought to be life threatening.

It is understood that the pair lived at a nearby cottage close to the cliff edge.

Police, coastguard and a lifeboat were called to the scene around 1.20am today.

The death is being treated as “unexplained” with door-to-door inquiries underway in the quite rural settlement.

Police are in the process of contacting the woman’s next-of-kin.

A Police Scotland spokeswoman said: “We were called today around 1.20am and attended the scene along with the coastguard and ambulance service.

“Officers are investigating an unexplained death in that area.

“Inquiries are still ongoing.”