Firefighters and paramedics rescue East Renfrewshire teenager

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Specialist water recue in Greater Glasgow after boy injured in fall from rocks.

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A 17-year-old boy injured after falling from rocks in East Renfrewshire was rescued from a riverbank by firefighters and paramedics.

The incident took place near Moray Drive in Clarkston, near Glasgow City, around 8pm on Friday (July 26).

A spokesperson for the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) said: "Operations Control in Johnstone received a request for assistance from our ambulance colleagues, who were attending to a youth apparently injured after falling from rocks.

"Paramedics were on scene treating the casualty, who had sustained a head injury and was lying in a semi-conscious state at the riverbank.

"Firefighters from the specialist water rescue team crossed the river to liaise with the paramedics and plan for the boy's removal to an ambulance.

"After setting up safety lines and positioning safety teams downstream, firefighters and paramedics worked to place the casualty on a rescue board before carrying him across the river.

"He was then taken by ambulance to Hairmyres Hospital, where we obviously wish him a full and speedy recovery from his injuries."