Rescue team uses phone technology to locate injured walker in Moffat Hills

A walker who fell and broke their ankle has been rescued in the Moffat Hills.

Sunday, 9th May 2021, 10:06 pm

The drama happened on Sunday afternoon near the Devils Beef Tub, near Moffat.

The walker was taken to Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary for treatment.

Moffart Mountain Rescue Team was called out by Police Scotland in mid afternoon.

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Phone technology helped the team locate the casualty (Pic: Moffat Mountain Rescue Team)

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 locate the casualty.

A team was sent to the person, with a shelter and drugs to control the pain.

Another team assembled the stretcher and wheel, and started the ascent.

The walker was packaged into the casualty bag, and wheeled back to the mountain rescue ambulance at Corehead.

The team met an ambulance at Ericstane farm for onward transport to hospital.

The mountain rescue team is funded mostly by public donations

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