Even on the smallest hills incidents can happen and that’s been the case on the two incidents we have been called to by @policescotlandofficial in the last 7 days.

Rescue 29 of 2023 Ben A’an, #Trossachs.

Benn A’an is a small hill on the edge of our area yet it is one of the most popular hills because of the breathtaking views at the summit. On Thursday last week the team were called out on the 29th rescue of the year. it’s something that can happen to any of us, a small slip or stumble can result in a significant lower leg injury and this was the case with this incident.

Thankfully, the team was able to access the casualty. Given the nature of the injuries, the team coordinator decided that the casualty needed evacuated by the Maritime and Coastguard Agency Rescue 151 Inverness helicopter to awaiting ambulance and then onward by road to hospital. After providing immediate first aid by the team, the casualty was prepared and moved to a suitable location for airlift to the coordination point and was subsequently met by the ambulance to take them to the hospital. Thank you to Police Scotland, Scottish Ambulance Service, and HM Coastguard Rescue151 helping with the callout.

Ben A’an Rescue

Rescue 30 of 23 Bracklin Falls, Callander.

Another popular area is the Bracklin Falls, and the location of our 30th rescue of the year today. Working in partnership with Helimed and Scottish ambulance, we were called by Police Scotland Forth Valley to assist a fallen walker. The team hopes the casualty has a speedy recovery.

Bracklinn Falls multiagency response

Killin 10 K

In other news, on Saturday, the team volunteers were assisting the Killin10k. This is one of the most popular races in the area. Three of the speedier members of the team took part in a race. One of our team members also happened to be on hand with his first aid skills to administer help to a competitor on his way around the course. While this was happening, the other two team members sprinted around the course, with one achieving their personal best and coming third and the other winning the Herbie Mclean (memorial) cup for the fastest local person. At least the team has managed to select the stretcher carriers for the next year.

Team members running the 10K

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