Unconscious Mountain Biker Rescued from Ae Forest

At 3.00pm on Sunday 21 October the Moffat Mountain Rescue  team were alerted to a mountain biker unconscious in Ae Forest near Dumfries. The team responded along with Scottish Ambulance Service, Police Scotland and a Coastguard rescue helicopter from Prestwick.


The mountain biker had fallen from his bike and suffered concussion on a steep route deep

in the forest. It was possible to get the biker who had now recovered consciousness to the

ambulance, where the mountain rescue team doctor was able to assist the ambulance

crew with treatment.

The helicopter was able to return to base and the ambulance transferred the casualty to Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary.


More teams members stood by in case a carry out was required but fortunately this was not required.


This incident has occurred less than a week before the team’s major annual joint exercise

where all four team across the Scottish Border join forces to practice and hone their

Mountain Rescue skills for precisely this sort if incident.




50 Years of Moffat Mountain Rescue


2019 is the 50 th Anniversary of Moffat Mountain Rescue Team.

The team is planning a number of events to celebrate the anniversary including a Burns

Supper, Anniversary Charity Challenge (with a special challenge walk), Torchlight

Procession, open day and a special anniversary meal. More details will follow as the team

moves into this special year in its history!


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