Galloway Mountain Rescue Team were called out Just after 10.00pm on Tuesday the 5th of December 2017 by Dumfries Galloway Police Division to attend to a vehicle that had left the roadway, leaving two people stranded, beyond the Fleet Viaduct in the hills near Gatehouse of Fleet.
The police were concerned for the welfare of the two people – as their given location was not definite.
A Spokesperson for the GRMT team stated “After an initial search of various forest roads in the area, we located a Vauxhall Corsa deep in a bog on the back of Cairnsmore of Fleet, approx NX 532 649.
The forest track the vehicle was using turned into a quad bike track.
Three team members responded in Galloway Lima, our Land Rover, which easily recovered the vehicle with our winch and provided safety for the cold and muddy driver and passenger.
The two were checked over by team members, and were able to follow Galloway Lima out of the forest and down the main road, where our Police RV point was.
Moral of the story – Google Maps are great, but don’t always trust them! “
Info and photos courtesy of GRMT