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Ae Forest Mountain Bike Callout

Sun, 21st Oct 2018

At 1500 on Sunday 21 October the team were alerted to a mountain biker unconscious in Ae Forest near Dumfries. The team responded along with Scottish Ambulance Service, Police Scotland and a Coastguard rescue helicopter from Prestwick.

The mountain biker had fallen from his bike and suffered concussion on a steep route deep in the forest. It was possible to get the biker who had now recovered consciousness to the ambulance, where the mountain rescue team’s doctor was able to assist the ambulance crew with treatment. The helicopter was able to return to base and the ambulance transferred the casualty to Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary. More teams members stood by in case a carry out was required but fortunately this was not required.

This incident has occurred less than a week before the team’s major annual joint exercise where all four team across the Scottish Border join forces to practice and hone their Mountain Rescue skills for precisely this sort if incident.

50 Years of Moffat Mountain Rescue

2019 is the 50th Anniversary of Moffat Mountain Rescue Team.
The team is planning a number of events to celebrate the anniversary including a Burns Supper, Anniversary Charity Challenge (with a special challenge walk), Torchlight Procession, open day and a special anniversary meal. More details will follow as the team moves into this special year in its history!

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