Injured teenager is airlifted

Preparations are made to airlift the injured rugby player
Preparations are made to airlift the injured rugby player

A teenager was airlifted from a Dunbar rugby pitch on Saturday after he was injured during a match.

The under-18 Forrester/Currie player, who sustained a neck injury, was taken to Edinburgh Royal Infirmary by Scotland’s Charity Air Ambulance, which was scrambled from Perth Airport.

The player was hurt in a tackle towards the end of the game against Dunbar, which was then abandoned by the referee.

A paramedic among the spectators at the game tended the teenager who was complaining of having pins and needles.

It is understood that the player sustained a whiplash-type injury.

He was discharged after treatment.