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Rescue operation after boys get stuck on Aberdeenshire rocks

Category: Scotland

Published: 5th Aug 2012 18:31:59

Three boys have been rescued after getting stuck on rocks in Aberdeenshire when the tide came in.

The youngsters, aged 11, 13 and 14, were exploring on the coast near Gardenstown on Sunday afternoon when they got cut off beneath steep cliffs.

Two were taken to safety by Macduff lifeboat. The other boy was airlifted by a helicopter from RAF Lossiemouth.

No-one was injured.

An operation is under way to rescue three young boys who are stuck on rocks on the Aberdeenshire coast.

The boys - believed to be aged 11, 13 and 14 - are thought to have been caught out by the tide while exploring caves near Gardenstown.

The alarm was raised at about 15:40 on Sunday.

Three coastguard teams and the Macduff lifeboat were on the scene.

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