Tourist dies at Scotland's Fingal's Cave after 50ft fall
A German tourist has died after falling 50ft while visiting Fingal's Cave on the Isle of Staffa in Scotland.
The man, believed to have been between 30 and 40, was taking photographs when he slipped and fell, suffering multiple fractures.
The Ullin of Staffa boat, which had taken a group of tourists to the uninhabited island yesterday, called the Tobermory Lifeboat to the scene, and Clyde Coastguard said it had also called out a Royal Navy rescue helicopter.
A lifeboat spokesman told The Scotsman: "We took a call from the Ullin of Staffa, reporting that one of the party at Fingal's Cave had fallen.
"He was a German gentleman, between the ages of 30 and 40, and we think he was at the top of the cave taking photos and fell about 50ft and suffered multiple fractures."
The rescue helicopter took the man to a hospital in Oban, but the spokesman said he had already died at the scene.
Fingal's Cave is a sea cave that is part of the National Trust for Scotland.
It is formed of basalt columns and is a popular tourist attraction.
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