A 13-YEAR-OLD boy has been rescued by firefighters after falling 20ft down a gorge.
The teenager was said to be climbing a pipe spanning the gorge when he lost his grip near Colin Burn off Baird Road, Armadale, West Lothian, around 5.50pm on Saturday.
A friend raised the alarm and firefighters managed to remove him on a stretcher from the gorge about an hour and a half after the fall.
He was taken to Edinburgh Royal Infirmary where he is being treated for minor injuries.
Sergeant Andrew Meikle said: “An extensive rescue operation, led by the fire service, was carried out today at Colin Burn in Armadale following a report of concern for a 13-year-old boy.
“Rescuers successfully reached the youngster before moving him to safety.
“He has since been transferred by ambulance to the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh for his injuries.”