About 6.10pm on Saturday 8th February 2014, Galloway Mountain Rescue Team were called out to rescue an injured teenage walker who had injured her leg whilst walking on the Merrick footpath near Loch Trool.

The young lady was treated by our Casualty Carers at the scene before being stretchered off the hill to an awaiting ambulance.

Ken MacKenzie, Depute Team Leader who co-ordinated the rescue said “We had fourteen personnel involved in the casualty evacuation. The Merrick path is rough and bouldery; very wet and muddy in places. Our casualty took a nasty slip and this unfortunately enkindled an old injury. She was unable to weight bear, so we had to administer pain relief and stretcher her off the hill to an awaiting ambulance”.

The casualty was one of a group of walkers intent on staying overnight in a nearby bothy before ascending the Merrick hill on Sunday morning.

For more information about the voluntary activities of Galloway MRT including details of incidents, training, walk routes and much more, visit www.gallowaymrt.org.uk

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