A walker who fell and injured her hip lay for an hour on the shore at Upper Shader because she was unable to call for help.

The 43-year-old woman fell on the shore, at the bottom of a croft, at lunchtime on Friday (16 October), in an area where there was no phone signal and no passers-by.

She was eventually able to get a text to her parents, who called emergency services.

Stornoway Coastguard operations centre received the appeal for help at 2.15pm.

Bragar and Ness Coastguard Rescue Teams were sent to the scene and were able to lift the casualty up through the croft by stretcher, to a waiting Scottish Ambulance crew, who took her on to Western Isles Hospital for medical treatment.

All teams were stood down and returned to base at 4.09pm

The picture shows members of the two CRTs lifting the casualty during the incident on Friday.