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Walker swept down river by flood water saved by Kintail Mountain Rescue


By Philip Murray

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A scene from the rescue call out. Picture: Kintail Mountain Rescue Team.
A scene from the rescue call out. Picture: Kintail Mountain Rescue Team.

A hiker who was stranded after being swept down river was saved by the Kintail Mountain Rescue Team last night.

The alarm was raised at 6pm after a walker triggered their emergency locator beacon.

A spokesperson for the team said: “The walker had tried to cross a river which was in spate due to the heavy rainfall over the last few days and were swept around 100m down stream.

A scene from the rescue call out. Picture: Kintail Mountain Rescue Team.
A scene from the rescue call out. Picture: Kintail Mountain Rescue Team.

“Luckily they had managed to get out but were now stuck on the wrong side of the river to get off the hill.

“The team quickly made their way to the grid given by Police Scotland and crossed the river to warm up the casualty with dry jackets and hot drinks.

“The remainder of the team set up an additional safety line and assisted the casualty across the river to the warm Landrover which then gave them a lift back to Inverness.”

To find out more about the team and donate, visit https://kintailmrt.org.uk/Support-Us.

A scene from the rescue call out. Picture: Kintail Mountain Rescue Team.
A scene from the rescue call out. Picture: Kintail Mountain Rescue Team.

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