Castle cliff rescue drama

A MAN had to be rescued after plunging down steps at a historic cliff-top castle.

The 36-year-old had been visting Dunnottar Castle in Stonehaven, Aberdeenshire with his wife and child when the accident took place yesterday afternoon.

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It took two ambulance crews and six members of the local coastguard to rescue the man so he could be transferred to hospital. He suffered a broken leg.

A spokesman for the coastguard said: “We received a request for assistance at 12:58pm and our guys were there at 13:17pm.

“If you look at the castle, there are very steep embankments and the ambulance crew needed manpower and assistance to move the man.”