Police assist mountain rescue teams during emergency week


Forth Valley POLICE assisted mountain rescue teams on nine different calls over the past week.

Officers from the Forth Valley Police Division attended the calls alongside various mountain teams and luckily everyone involved was safely assisted.

Last Tuesday, June 29, police traveled to Conic Hill alongside the Lomon Mountain Rescue Team to assist a woman with an injured leg, who was then airlifted to hospital.

The next day, at the West Highland Way, Rowardennan, the Lomond MRT rescued a man who had fallen and sustained head and chest injuries.

That same day at around 1 p.m., they returned to Conic Hill to help a man who had collapsed.

At around 2 p.m. on Wednesday June 30 at West Highland Way Inversnaid, the Lomond MRT assisted a man who had fallen and hit his head.

The next day, Thursday July 1, they drove to the West Highland Way in Rowardennan where the Lomond MRT assisted a man who had fallen and sustained head and chest injuries.

Another man was also helped the same day in Conic Hill.

The weekend was not loose as police and the Killin Mountain Rescue Team visited the West Highland Way on Saturday July 3 to help a woman with chest pain; then around 2 p.m. they also helped a woman with an ankle injury in Ben A’an.

The Tayside Mountain Rescue Team also assisted a woman suspected of a broken leg on Ben Vorlich around 3 p.m.

Yesterday, Sunday July 4th, Killin MRT helped confused walkers on Ben More by getting them back on the correct downhill path.

Then at 4 p.m. Lomond MRT assisted a man with severe abdominal pain on Ben Lomond.

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