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Woman taken to hospital following incident near Highland waterfall

Posted On: 16 Feb 2020   |   Posted By: Press and Journal

Two visitors to one of Scotland's most spectacular Highland waterfalls had a lucky escape at the weekend after going into the water.
A full-scale emergency response was sparked after a 21-year-old unidentified woman entered the water below Plodda Falls, near Tomich in the Beauly area on Saturday afternoon, and got into difficulties in the strong current.
It is understood the woman went into the water voluntarily, and without intent to self-harm.
A 50-year-old man went in to the water to help her and the two got washed downstream to the opposite bank.
Meanwhile, a third member of the party called emergency services.
Police arrived on the scene shortly before 3pm, and fire appliances were summoned from Drumnadrochit and Cannich.
The fire service also supplied boat teams from Inverness and Fort William.
The search and rescue helicopter was dispatched from Inverness, but was stood down after hearing that the two people had made it out of the water.
The incident took a twist an hour later when the Inverness...

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