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Operations 2007

07 May 2007. A male walker became separated from his female companion while returning from the Falls of Glomach. Overnight searching and on the second day assisted by Glenelg MRT, Torridon MRT, Kinloss MRT, SARDA and a helicopter of 202 Sqn Royal Air Force from Lossiemouth. The walker was found unhurt. Condition were good. Northern Constabulary Press Release 1. Northern Constabulary Press Release 2.

21 May 2007. A hillwalker was reported overdue after setting out to do the North Cluanie Ridge. The search was assisted by Kinloss MRT and a helicopter of 202 Sqn Royal Air Force from Lossiemouth. The hillwalker was found by the helicopter some way north of the ridge. He was unhurt. Bright, cool and showery. Northern Constabulary Press Release.

20 June 2007. In dry and fine conditions, a walker, set out to ascend Sgurr Coire na Feine on the south cluanie ridge. He returned unhurt just as a search was commencing.

23 June 2007. A Highland Cross competitor sustained a gash to his shin. He was treated for his injury and evacuated by the event helicopter. Conditions were wet underfoot.

23 June 2007. A male hillwalker, in a party of 3, on the path around Squrr Beag on the south Glen Shiel ridge at about 750m, slipped and injured his arm (dislocation: not confirmed). Showery conditions with hill fog and damp and slippery underfoot. Evacuated to Hospital by a Coastguard helicopter from Stornoway.

27 June 2007. Two male hillwalker, at the west end of Five Sisters of Kintail (700m), became separated. Resolved by advice by mobile phone.

22 July 2007. Non-mountain incident: a local male person was missing from home. A multi-agency search of areas around Loch Alsh included Skye MRT, Torridon MRT, Kintail MRT, RAF Kinloss MRT, SARDA and a Coastguard helicopter from Stornoway. Spotted by a fishing boat at Loch na Beiste. Death by drowning. Northern Constabulary Press Release 1. Northern Constabulary Press Release 2.

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23 July 2007. Reports of hearing shouts for help on Ciste Dhubh. Well-intentioned false alarm.

24 July 2007. Two male hillwalkers, who had set out for An Socach (Affric), were reported overdue by hotelier. Turned up safe and well.

29 July 2007. A solo male hillwalker, on Creag nan Damh (700m), at dusk in damp conditions and on steep ground, injured his ankle. Treated for his injury and walked off the hill by the team. A Coastguard helicopter from Stornoway attended but was unable to reach the location.

18 August 2007. A female hillwalker from as nearby district, in a party of 4, in An Caorann Mor. In conditions of heavy rain and wet ground, she fell and fractured her lower leg (tibia & fubula). Picked up by a helicopter of 202 Sqn Royal Air Force from Lossiemouth, before the team mobilised. Northern Constabulary Press Release.

22 December 2007. A male hillwalker, in a party of 4, on the south slopes of Ciste Dhubh (600m), slipped and broke his ankle (not confirmed). Conditions were cold, dark, passing showers and frozen ground. A helicopter of 202 Sqn Royal Air Force from Lossiemouth was used for evacuation.

29 December 2007. Kintail and Dundonnel assisting Glenelg MRT. A male hillwalker slipped into a gully (750m) near Bealach Arnisdail below Beinn Sgritheal and sustained fatal head injuries. His companions recovered him and raised the alarm. Conditions were cool, dark and dry. A helicopter of 202 Sqn Royal Air Force from Lossiemouth evacuated him before MRT's got onto the hill. Northern Constabulary Press Release.

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