Young climbers rescued from Arthur’s Seat

Two boys had to rescued from Arthur's Seat after getting stranded.
Two boys had to rescued from Arthur's Seat after getting stranded.
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SPECIALIST rescue teams had to be called out to help two youngsters after they became stuck climbing a rock face on Arthur’s Seat.

The two boys, understood to be aged 11 and 13, were helped down by a specialist rope team after the alarm was raised by a Holyrood Park ranger just before 1.30pm.

It took the team two hours to set up a line rescue platform and lead the boys to safety after they got into difficulty about 70m beneath the summit of the Edinburgh landmark.

A spokeswoman for the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service said: “The two children were placed in a rescue harness for their safety and led down the path, where police took over.”

The boys, who were wearing safety equipment, were not hurt during the incident.