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Operations 2008

07- 09 February 2008. A former member of Kintail Mountain Rescue Team was solo climbing on Sgurr Ruadh above Achnashellach. He fell and sustained head and neck injuries which were fatal. Kintail MRT, Dundonnell MRT, Leuchars MRT, Kinloss MRT, SARDA, Police Dogs and a helicopter assisted Torridon MRT. Full winter hill conditions. The search began in darkness on the 7th. Very high winds affected searching and restricted helicopter operations on the 8th. He was found by a SARDA dog around midday on the 9th and recovered by a helicopter of 202 Sqn Royal Air Force from Lossiemouth. Northern Constabulary Press Release 1. Northern Constabulary Press Release 2.

20 April 2008. In the Allt Beithe area (250m) in Glen Affric, team members helping at a duathlon event assisted a volunteer tree planter with a broken ankle (unconfirmed). Evacuated to Raigmore Hospital by the Scottish Ambulance Service in Helimed2. Dry, cool, dull conditions.

20 April 2008. A team member working in the Affric area (250m) assisted a male hillwalker who had fallen and had facial injuries. Given first aid and driven to Raigmore Hospital.

15 May 2008. On the Five Sisters of Kintail in dry, cool and dull conditions, a teenage male hillwalker fell and sustained a suspected broken ankle. He was taken to the MacKinnon Memorial Hospital in Broadford by a Coastguard helicopter from Stornoway.

11 June 2008. Non-mountain incident. Loch a'Ghlinne, Sleat, Skye. Suspected suicide. Search conducted by Skye MRT. Recovery of body done by Kintail MRT.

31 August 2008. A solo male hillwalker who had set off for the Falls of Glomach (400m) was reported overdue. Turned up safe and well.

23 September 2008. Two walkers were caught out in darkness without a torch on a low level walk near Dornie. Found and walked to the road by the team. Unhurt.

16 October 2008. Two hillwalkers on Sgurr Airgid (841m), became separated in poor visibility. They eventually made their own way off the hill. Unhurt.

01 November 2008. One elderly male hillwalker, in a party of three, on the slopes below Gleouraich (500m), fell and sustained a leg injury. Calm frozen conditions. A helicopter of 202 Sqn Royal Air Force from Lossiemouth evacuated him before the team got onto the hill.

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