Horse rider airlifted to Ninewells after taking a tumble

© Facebook/Andy Innes

A horse rider was airlifted to Ninewells Hospital after taking a tumble in Fife.

Scotland’s Charity Air Ambulance posted on Facebook that the woman “sustained head injuries in a fall on an inaccessible countryside path”.

“SCAA was quickly on scene – landing close to the accident – to assist the injured woman and airlift her rapidly to Ninewells Hospital at Dundee for further treatment.”

The incident happened on Saturday. The woman who fell thanked the SCAA.

Sammy Smith posted: “Thank you for saving me yesterday. Thankfully horse and i albeit a bit bruised and sore are now recovering. Will continue to donate and help this service as the work you all do is amazing.”

Andy Innes, who was with Sammy, posted:  “Landing between the fences like that I salute you and appreciate everything you guys did for Sam. 

“I will admit there was a few seconds I was slightly paranoid about the landing and us being so close but you nailed it.

“Great service and these guys out on their horses or walkers or countryside goers will possibly at one point need you guys and supporting the SCAA is such a great cause. Thanks so much again.”