Joint exercise with Arran RNLI - Feb 2014

February 2, 2014

Last months scheduled joint exercise with the Arran RNLI went ahead today as weather conditions were more favourable.


Both AMRT members and RNLI crew met at the lifeboat station in Lamlash this morning and were informed for exercise that two walkers were in difficulties after coming down off the summit of Holy isle.


The lifeboat was launched to transport team members and equipment to Holy isle.


On arrival, team members set off up the main path towards the summit with emergency kit and search dog Rudy and team handler Darryl set out ahead to search the open hillside.


The first casualty Neil, was located after a short time and treated for his injuries.

Information was passed from the first casualty as to the rough whereabouts of the second person and a few team members then marched on towards the Mullach Mor area.


By this time a second group of AMRT members and kit had now been dropped off by RNLI and they were now on their way towards the first casualty to stretcher them off the hill and transfer  to the awaiting lifeboat.


Search dog Ruby and handler Darryl had again gone on ahead to cover the ground and located the second casualty Lucy on a bealach just below the summit of Mullach Mor.

It was reported that Lucy had sustained quite a bad compound fracture on her lower leg as she had slipped and fallen a fair distance.


After a short while, team members arrived at this location and injuries were treated before stretchering Lucy off the hill and to a second lifeboat transfer.


A great exercise was had with both teams working together to evacuate the two walkers to safety.







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