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Callout to Criffel

Wed, 31st Jul 2019

At 1810 on Wednesday 31 July 2019 Police Scotland requested the assistance of Moffat MRT to assist Scottish Ambulance Service with the rescue of a lady who had a lower leg injury near the summit of Criffel Hill near Dumfries. 18 team members attended along with an ambulance, local police and a Coastguard helicopter helicopter from Prestwick.

Members of the team climbed the hill close to the Summit while Rescue 199 lowered a paramedic by winch to the scene and with members of the rescue team transferred her to a stretcher ready to be winched into the helicopter. Once ready the helicopter winched the casualty on board whilst mountain rescue team members controlled the “hi line” to prevent the stretcher spinning in the air.

The helicopter transferred the casualty to Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary. The team wish the lady a speedy recovery.

Pictures available on request

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