Hill walker air-lifted to hospital after horror fall on Dumyat

A walker is lifted to safety after falling on Dumyat
-Credit: (Image: Ochils MRT)


A walker had to be airlifted to hospital after falling “a significant distance” on Dumyat on Sunday morning.

The hill walker had to be flown to hospital by the Coastguard helicopter, from Prestwick, following the horror fall shortly after 11am.

The fall sparked a full scale emergency response from the Scottish Ambulance Service (SAS), Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) and Police Scotland.

Police also drafted in the help of volunteers from Ochils Mountain Rescue Team (Ochils MRT).

Ochils MRT members worked with the SFRS to set up a number of technical rope rescue systems while the SAS and a BASICS Scotland doctor from a neighbouring team treated the casualty.

A spokesperson for the team said: “The casualty was then extracted from the gully and winched aboard Maritime and Coastguard Agency Coastguard rescue helicopter 199 from Prestwick to be flown to hospital.

“Some very good multi agency working in difficult conditions.

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“Our reciprocating saws, kindly donated by AHC Tool Hire, made a huge difference today and were used to cut down an area of gorse where the casualty could be winched from, saving a significant amount of time.

“If you find yourself in need of assistance in the hills or outdoor spaces dial 999, ask for Police then Mountain Rescue.”

A spokesperson for the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service said: “We were alerted at 11.31am on Sunday, June 16, to assist partners at Dumyat Hill, near Blairlogie.

“Operations Control mobilised two fire appliances and a rope rescue team to the rendezvous point.

“Crews left after ensuring the area was made safe.”

A Scottish Ambulance Service spokesperson said: “We received a call at 11.03am on Sunday to attend an incident on Dumyat Hill, Stirling. We dispatched one ambulance and one paramedic response unit (PRU) to the scene.”