Two men hospitalised after Cramond Island incidents

Two men were taken to hospital after being rescued on Cramond Island

Two men were taken to hospital after being rescued on Cramond Island

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Two men were taken to hospital last night after separate incidents on Cramond Island.

The ambulance service’s specialist medical response team and air ambulance service from Glasgow were scrambled to the island at around 8pm last night after reports that a man had had a fit.

The Coastguard enlisted the RNLI inshore rescue team from South Queensferry to help transport the patient back to shore and the man, who was in his 30s, was taken to Edinburgh Royal Infirmary by road ambulance.

His condition is not thought to be life-threatening.

Later on, at around 12.30am, the South Queensferry and Fisherrow Coastguard teams and the inshore lifeboat from South Queensferry were called to the island after receiving reports that a man in his late 20s had been injured.

The man, who was found on the foreshore at around 2am, was taken to ERI by ambulance as a precaution.

It is understood a group of people had been having a party on the island when the incidents occurred.