Ca­su­alty stretchered off Goat­fell

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The Arran Moun­tain Res­cue Team (AMRT) was called out last week to as­sist a fe­male walker who had sus­tained an an­kle in­jury while de­scend­ing from the sum­mit of Goat­fell.

Shortly af­ter 4.30pm on Wed­nes­day Au­gust 22, two groups of team mem­bers, in both Argo- cats, made their way to the shoul­der of the moun­tain where, af­ter a short hike with equip­ment, the in­jured walker was lo­cated.

Fol­low­ing an in­jury as­sess­ment the wo­man was set­tled into the team stretcher and car­ried down to the await­ing Ar­go­cat. On ar­rival back at the team base she was then trans­ferred to an am­bu­lance and taken to the Lam­lash War Memo­rial Hospi­tal where she re­ceived treat­ment for her in­juries.

A spokesper­son from the res­cue team said: ‘We wish the ca­su­alty a speedy re­cov­ery.’

Four days prior to this, team mem­bers re­sponded to a call­out on Satur­day Au­gust 18, to go to the as­sis­tance of a male walker who had be­come crag-fast in the Black Cave area at Ben­nan Head.

Due to the lo­ca­tion of the walker, team mem­bers had to lower them­selves down to his lo­ca­tion from the cliff top above, where he was then lifted out to safety, un­in­jured.

Pho­to­graph: Lucy and Iain, AMRT.

AMRT mem­bers de­scend the steep cliff to as­sist a trapped walker.

Pho­to­graph: Lucy and Iain, AMRT.

A rope sys­tem is se­cured to reach a crag-fast man lo­cated on the cliffs at Ben­nan Head.

Pho­to­graph: AMRT.

Arran Moun­tain Res­cue Team mem­bers se­cure an in­jured walker into a stretcher on Goat­fell.

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