At 1530 on 2 June 2022 Police Scotland asked for the assistance of Moffat Mountain Rescue to help a female walker with a suspected broken ankle on Criffel.
10 team members including the team’s land rover and volkswagen vehicles responded.
The lady on holiday in the area had fallen just off the summit of Criffel, with the assistance of other walkers she was able to make her way onto a forestry track where the team’s landrover was able to pick her up and bring her back to the car park.
The team was stood down at 1730 and the vehicles returned to base. Moffat Mountain Rescue Team has its annual Charity Challenge walk on Sunday 12 June 2022 in the Moffat Hills. Walkers can choose one of four walks to suit all abilities and the team is on hand to help.
Find out more about it at the team’s website www.moffatmrt.org.uk.
The team is run entirely by volunteers and is funded mostly by public donations if you think
you may be able to help the work of the team please visit our just giving page
Moffat Mountain Rescue team was formed in 1969 and is available 7 days a week 24 hours
a day to assist persons in distress or lost in rural areas, whether in lowland or mountainous
terrain. The team covers the Eastern side of Dumfries and Galloway and South Lanarkshire
and on occasions helps further afield in support of other mountain rescue teams.
The team is completely made up of volunteers who are available day and night to respond
to calls as the need arises. Apart from some money provided by the Scottish Government
and some equipment provided by the St John Scotland, the team is completely reliant on the generosity of the general public to fund the team. It costs around £30,000 per annum to keep the team operational. This money pays to upkeep the team’s base at Moffat, ensure three vehicles are on the road and pay for lifesaving first aid, communication and technical equipment.