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MOUNTAIN RESCUE- THE QUIRAING,STAFFIN,ISLE OF SKYE

Issued: 27 May 2010

About 1230 hours on Wednesday 26th May 2010, while negotiating a small but steep gully on the path to the Quiraing at the north end of the Trotternish Ridge,a couple on holiday from Michigan,USA,slipped which resulted in the man (59 years) falling approximately 50 feet down the steep slope during which he sustained minor head injuries.

His wife (52 years) who only fell a few feet sustained a twisted knee.

Other walkers nearby ,assisted,raised the alarm and Scottish Ambulance Service paramedics attended.Due to the inaccessible nature of the location ,the man had to be airlifted by the Stornoway Coastguard helicopter with the assistance of members of Skye Mountain Rescue Team.

The couple were conveyed to Portree and Broadford hospitals but not detained.

Their identities are not being released.

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