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Men rescued from River Deveron at Bridge of Alvah


By Kyle Ritchie

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Emergency services were called to the Bridge of Alvah on Sunday afternoon after two men got into difficulty in the River Deveron.

It is understood they had jumped the 40ft drop off the bridge and suffered injuries when they landed in the water.

At around 1.25pm, crews including police, coastguard, ambulance and Scotland's Charity Air Ambulance, were sent to the area to help the men.

Police attended at the Bridge of Alvah incident.
Police attended at the Bridge of Alvah incident.

They were treated by the paramedics at the scene, with one airlifted to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary and the other taken by road ambulance for further assessment and treatment.

A Police Scotland spokesman said: “At around 1.25pm on Sunday officers were called to the Bridge of Alvah area in Banff, following concern for two men who had got into difficulty in the River Deveron.

"Both men were treated by ambulance at the scene and were conveyed to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary for further assessment and treatment.

"We'd like to remind members of the public to ensure they stay safe in and around bodies of water across the north-east, as the summer months continue."


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