Climber rescued after 200ft plunge

A CLIMBER is in hospital after falling more than 210ft on Britain's highest mountain.

The man was airlifted off Ben Nevis after falling on the steep Point 5 Gully on the 4,409ft mountain – leaving him dangling from a rope for three hours.

The alarm was raised at about 12:30pm on Monday when a report was received at Fort William Police Station.

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Members of Lochaber Mountain Rescue Team and RAF personnel attended. The man, in his 30s, was airlifted to safety by a search and rescue helicopter from RAF Lossiemouth.

He was then taken to hospital in Fort William for treatment to his injuries, which Northern Constabulary said "are not believed to be life-threatening".