Head injury victim evacuated by rescue helicopter

Rescuers package up the casualty before transporting her to the awaiting helicopter.

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A woman with a serious head injury had to be evacuated from the blue pools in Glen Rosa last Wednesday after Arran Mountain Rescue Team (AMRT) was sent to help.

The team was called out around 12.50pm and upon arrival at the scene they treated the casualty and prepared her for a medical evacuation due to the seriousness of the injuries.

Rescue 199, the HM Coastguard rescue helicopter from Prestwick, arrived shortly after and the casualty was taken to a mainland hospital for further treatment.


An AMRT spokesperson said: ‘We wish the casualty a speedy recovery. Thanks to everyone for their assistance.’

Photographs: AMRT.

AMRT light a flare to direct the rescue helicopter to the landing area. No_B35AMRT01

Team members return to base following the successful evacuation of the casualty. No_B35AMRT02


Rescuers package up the casualty before transporting her to the awaiting helicopter. No_B35AMRT03