With 3 callouts on Saturday 4 September and several others over the last week, the year continues to be a busy one for the team.
On 29 August we were called out to help a female with a suspected broken ankle at the Storr. The casualty was taken to the Western Isles hospital by the Stornoway CG helicopter.
On Monday, 30th August three team members took a trip over the track to Camusunary to check the bothy for a solo walker who had not contacted his partner as planned. He was found safe and well.
We returned to the Storr on the 31st August to help our Scottish Ambulance Service (SAS) colleagues who were treating another casualty with a suspected broken ankle.
On Saturday 4 September, whilst stretchering to the roadside another casualty who’d possibly broken her ankle on the path between Sligachan and the Fairy Pools, Police Scotland informed us that the Scot Amb Service needed help to evacuate a casualty from the Fairy Glen, near Uig. We had to turn that job down, with local HM Coastguard crews stepping in.
Shortly afterwards the phone rang again and we were asked to deal with a cragfast (stuck) walker on nearby Bruach na Frithe. Three of our team left our stretcher party and quickly located the walker. She was then brought on to safer ground and accompanied to Sligachan by a team member.
We also found time on Sunday 29th August for some ropework training on the Cuillin ridge…..