Saturday, March 14, 2009

Postcard from Heavy





A 62 year old went off to climb his 100 th Munro Sgurr Na Sgine on the South Clunnie, he never returned to his car.

Kintail MR searched all night with team and dogs, called in my team Torridon and RAF Kinloss, I got there at 1000 we found him alive but in a bad way at about 1245. He had had a heart attack and crawled off the hill to a burn where he collapsed. He was very cold and nearly a goner but we had him off within an hour and will survive hardy old soul!

Great result and I was in at the thick of it. Young RAF guys found him and were fanatastic with their care and kept him alive. The Kintail boys ran down to the road for Oxygen and back up helped by some of the RAF Kinloss, that helped keep him alive, great team work and wonderful too see. In all a great callout with a fantastic result, the helicopter evacuation was scary, I have some good photos.

Great to have good news in this awful crazy time in the world!

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