Callout to Criffel

At 1810 on Wednesday 31 July 2019 Police Scotland requested the assistance of Moffat
MRT to assist Scottish Ambulance Service with the rescue of a lady who had a lower leg
injury near the summit of Criffel Hill near Dumfries. 18 team members attended along with an
ambulance, local police and a Coastguard helicopter helicopter from Prestwick.

Members of the team climbed the hill close to the Summit while Rescue 199 lowered a
paramedic by winch to the scene and with members of the rescue team transferred her to a
stretcher ready to be winched into the helicopter. Once ready the helicopter winched the
casualty on board whilst mountain rescue team members controlled the “hi line” to prevent
the stretcher spinning in the air.

The helicopter transferred the casualty to Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary. The team
wish the lady a speedy recovery.

Pictures available on request

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