I heard today from my uncle, who teaches kids abseiling and lives in Armadale, that a man took a fall at Churchman’s Brook after abseiling off the top without checking to make sure his rope was long enough to reach the ground. Apparently he was about 6 metres short of the ground, and had not tied a stopper knot, so came straight off the end and broke (both?) legs and (both?) arms, as well as sustaining spinal shock. Apparently the SES got him out of there.
As I said, this is second-hand. (And I forgot to ask when exactly it happened.) Does anyone have further info? I hope he is healing well, whoever he is.