Police salute the dedication of local mountain rescue teams after busy week


Police thanked local mountain rescue teams after a busy few weeks in the hills.

Officers from the Forth Valley Police Division helped teams and other emergency service partners make nine mountain rescue calls in just one week.

On Tuesday, June 29 at around 11 a.m. in Conic Hill, the Lomond Mountain Rescue Team assisted a woman with an injured leg, who was airlifted to hospital.

The next day at around 2 p.m. at the West Highland Way in Inversnaid, the Lomond MRT rescued a man who had fallen and hit his head.

And on Thursday July 1 at around 11 a.m. at the West Highland Way in Rowardennan, the same team assisted a man who had fallen and suffered head and chest injuries. That same day, around 1 p.m., they also helped a man who had collapsed on Conic Hill.

On Saturday July 3, around 10 a.m. at the West Highland Way, the Killin Mountain Rescue Team helped a woman with chest pain, then around 2 p.m. they also helped a woman with an injured ankle on Ben A’an . The Tayside Mountain Rescue Team also assisted a woman suspected of having a broken leg on Ben Vorlich around 3 p.m. that day.

On Sunday July 4 at around 3 p.m. Killin MRT was called in to assist the disoriented walkers on Ben More by getting them back on the correct descent path, while at around 4 p.m. Lomond MRT assisted a man with severe abdominal pain on Ben Lomond.

A spokesperson for the Forth Valley Police Division said: “Everyone involved in these incidents has been safely assisted.

“Most rescue teams are made up of volunteers who have given their time to help others. We would like to thank all the mountain rescue teams for all their efforts recently.

The Killin Mountain Rescue Team recently partnered with community police officers from the Forth Valley Police Division at the foot of Ben Ledi to show walkers the importance of using the location of the ‘OS with a map and a compass.

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