Walker With Injured Ankle Rescued Off Knockendoch


At 1.30pm  this afternoon, Wednesday 29 July 2020 Dumfries and Galloway Police Division requested the assistance of Moffat Mountain Rescue Team to rescue a walker who had hurt their ankle on Knockendoch which is part of Criffel Hill near New Abbey, Dumfries.

12 team members from Moffat Mountain Rescue responded and made their way to the casualty site with first aid equipment and a stretcher. After an assessment at the scene by the teams’ Doctor, pain relief was administered while waiting for the rest of the team to bring a stretcher to the scene.

The team transferred the casualty to a stretcher and carried the casualty off the hill using a back rope to protect the stretcher on steep ground to the teams Volkswagen ambulance.

The casualty was taken to a waiting Scottish Ambulance Service ambulance and transferred to Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary.

The team then cleaned down all the equipment used on the callout to eliminate and Covid risk prior to standing down.