Injured walker evacuated in helicopter rescue

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An walker on Caisteal Abhail, one of the four Corbetts making up the Sleeping Warrior, had to be evacuated by the Arran Mountain Rescue Team (AMRT) and taken to hospital by helicopter on Monday after sustaining an ankle injury.

Receiving a callout shortly after 2.30pm on a blisteringly hot day the AMRT made their way up onto the ridge below Caisteal Abhail from the top of the Boguillie in both Argocats and after a short hike, the casualty was located on the summit block.

After assessing and treating his injuries, the walker who was part of a group, was loaded on to a stretcher and evacuated to University Hospital Crosshouse with the help of emergency helicopter Rescue 199.

A spokeswoman from the AMRT said: ‘We wish the casualty a speedy recovery and thanks to all involved.’

Pictures by Jamie, Neil Mac, Neil B, Ewan, Kirstie

Argocats make their way up the horseshoe ridge to reach the injured walker. No_B27AMRT01

An atmospheric shot as the team stretcher the casualty to the awaiting helicopter. No_B27AMRT02

Rescue team members make their way down the ridge with the two Argocats further along the ridge just visible in the distance. No_B27AMRT03

Caisteal Abhail offers dramatic views towards Goatfell and the mountains beyond. No_B27AMRT04