Want to read more?
We value our content and access to our full site is only available with a subscription. Your subscription entitles you to 7-day-a-week access to our website, plus a full digital copy of that week’s paper to read on your pc/mac or mobile device In addition your subscription includes access to digital archive copies from 2006 onwards
Just want to read one issue? No problem you can subscribe for just one week (or longer if you wish)
This was the scene when an air ambulance landed close to Connel Bridge to help an elderly man who had taken ill.
Police had to shut the road on Friday morning, causing tailbacks in all directions until the area was clear again.
The helicopter was met by a road ambulance. It is understood the man who was airlifted to hospital was not a motorist and there had not been a road collision.
The medical emergency happened at around 11am.