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Callout In the Moffat Hills

At 1530 on 9 May 2021 Police Scotland asked for the assistance of Moffat Mountain Rescue
to rescue a walker who had fallen and broken their ankle near the Devils Beef Tub near
Moffat. Using phone find technology, where the police and the team can send a text to the
person’s phone and find their position, the team was able to get a position for the casualty.

A hasty team was sent to the casualty’s location with a shelter and drugs to control the
casualty’s pain. Another team assembled the team’s stretcher and wheel and started the
ascent to the casualties location.

The casualty was packaged into the team’s casualty bag and stretcher and wheeled off by
the team back to the mountain rescue ambulance at Corehead. The team met an ambulance
at Ericstane farm for onward transport to Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary.

The team wish the casualty a speedy recovery

The team is run entirely by volunteers and is funded mostly by public donations if you think
you may be able to help the work of the team please visit our just giving page
https://www.justgiving.com/mmrt

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