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Woman rescued after plunging 100ft from Highland Munro

The Stornoway Coastguard helicopter was scrambled to the incident on Thursday.

By STV News

Published 12 May 2017.

A woman has been rescued after falling 100ft from a Highland Munro.

The Stornoway Coastguard helicopter was training near Loch Ness when it was diverted to the incident on Mullach Fraoch-choire on Thursday afternoon.

The woman had fallen down what her rescuers described as a "dangerous cliff" and was perched on the edge of a 400ft drop.

Her husband and an off-duty doctor who witnessed the fall went to the woman's aid and stayed with her until the helicopter arrived.

It airlifted the woman off the north-west Highland Munro and took her to Belford Hospital in Fort William, where she is now recovering.

On Friday, the Stornoway helicopter was sent to Skye after a woman fell following a medical incident. She was flown to Broadford Hospital on Skye.