Six injured in ski derailment

Five children and an adult have been taken to hospital after a chairlift derailed at a Scottish ski resort in Aberdeenshire.

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RAF helicopter heads to scene of chairlift derailment

A spokesman for the Lecht Ski Centre centre has told STV News that six people had been injured in a chairlift derailment in Aberdeenshire and 36 people, who had been trapped, had been rescued by fire crews.

The Scottish Ambulance Service said it was dealing with "possible leg and spine injuries".

An RAF helicopter is en route to the scene from Prestwick to assist other people from the mountain

Dave Webster from RAF Mountain Rescue said more than ten people had required assistance off the mountain after the chairlift came off of its pulley system.

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Skiers injured in Aberdeenshire chairlift derailment

A number of skiers are believed to have been injured following the suspected derailment of a chairlift at the Lecht Ski Centre, near Tomintoul.

Further people are believed to be stranded on chairlfts after the incident, which took place at 3.25pm.

Grampian Police Mountain Rescue Team are en route to the centre to help in the rescue of those stranded. Units from Grampian Fire and Rescue Service and the Scottish Ambulance Service have also been called to the scene.

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