Heart attack man airlifted off Goatfell

AMRT members attend to the patient while the rescue helicopter is directed to its landing spot.

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A man who was suspected to be having a heart attack was airlifted off Goatfell last Friday thanks to the quick response of the Arran Mountain Rescue Team (AMRT).

The team was alerted to the incident at 2.45pm on Friday afternoon and two Argocats with team members were dispatched to the scene.

Four further team members joined Rescue 199, the Coastguard rescue helicopter, to help the winchman and provide any additional assistance needed.

After assessing and making the casualty comfortable and secure he was carried in a stretcher to the helicopter and evacuated to Crosshouse hospital in Kilmarnock for further treatment.

A spokesperson from AMRT said: ‘We wish the casualty a speedy recovery and thanks to everyone involved for their help.’

In a social media post on the AMRT’s page, a close relative of the man thanked rescuers for their swift response, describing team members as ‘heroes’.

Photographs: AMRT