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Lochinver lifeboat called to rescue woman (66) after fall near Wester Ross beauty spot

By Mike Merritt

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Achnahaird Bay. Picture: Anne Burgess / Achnahaird Bay / CC BY-SA 2.0
Achnahaird Bay. Picture: Anne Burgess / Achnahaird Bay / CC BY-SA 2.0

An injured 66-year-old woman was rescued by lifeboat today from a beach that famously featured in a Hollywood blockbuster.

The woman was walking a coastal path at Achnahaird Bay — considered one of Scotland's best undisturbed beaches - when she took a tumble and suffered a suspected broken ankle.


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Her husband raised the alarm and Lochinver Lifeboat was launched at 12.51pm and Achiltibuie Coastguard Rescue Team were also sent to the Wester Ross beauty spot.

The lifeboat managed to extract the woman from a rocky cove and take her to Lochinver where she was met by an ambulance for onward medical care.

Her condition is unknown.

Achnahaird Bay was used as a location for the 2011 film The Eagle — directed by Kevin Macdonald, and starring Channing Tatum, Jamie Bell and Donald Sutherland — with a horse chase scene across the beach.

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