A man was airlifted to hospital in Dundee after falling 50ft down a cliff.
Emergency services were called to the River Tilt in Blair Atholl just before 3am this morning after the man fell and landed near to the water.
Paramedics, mountain rescue, the fire service and the RAF were all involved in the rescue operation.
A rescue helicopter then transferred him to Ninewells Hospital. The extent of his injuries have not been revealed.
The operation lasted for about three hours with crews being stood down at 6am.
A Scottish Fire and Rescue Service spokesman said: “A call came in at 2.58am from someone who had fallen 50ft down a cliff near water.
“They needed rescued and suffered injuries due to the drop.
“We had six appliances attend the scene along with three special appliances and units from the ambulance service. We found that a man had fallen 50ft down a cliff edge and landed near the water’s edge.
“He was extricated using a rope system from the north side of the river.
“He was then transferred to hospital by a rescue helicopter.
“We were at the scene until 6.01am.”