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Mountain Rescue - Aonach Mor

Issued: 14 Feb 2007

At 1718 hours on Tuesday, 13th February, 2007, a 999 call was received at the Northern Constabulary Force Operations Centre reporting that a male person in a party of 5 climbers had fallen and was complaining of chest and back pain. At that time he was in the process of being lowered to the top of the Braveheart Chair, Aonach Mor, by his climbing companions.

Lochaber Mountain Rescue Team was alerted and attended initially at Fort William Police Station to plan and co-ordinate a rescue with the assistance of R177 from Prestwick.

Due to R177 being unable to airlift the casualty from his location, a number of Lochaber Mountain rescue Team members were airlifted onto the hill by R177 with the intention of assisting the casualty and remaining party members to safety.

The weather conditions were not compatible with an air rescue/ evacuation.

The Lochaber Mountain Rescue Team members therefore conveyed the casualty to the top of the gondola station and with the assistance of the Nevis Range Gondola staff, both the casualty and the Mountain rescue Team members were thus transported to the Nevis Range car park area.

A waiting ambulance conveyed the casualty to Belford Hospital, Fort William, for treatment.

No further details are available at this time in respect of the climber's identity or his injuries.

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