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Cairngorm rescue team called to attend hillwalker with head injury at Coire Raibeirt

By Niall Harkiss

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Steep descent from Coire Raibeirt into Loch Avon basin.
Steep descent from Coire Raibeirt into Loch Avon basin.

Volunteers with Cairngorm Mountain Rescue Team (CMRT) were called to the rescue of an injured hillwalker at Coire Raibeirt yesterday.

The team were alerted after concern was raised for the condition of a 30 year old female who had suffered a head injury.

A helicopter was requested to join volunteers from CMRT, and it was able to winch the casualty from the hill to Glenmore Lodge, where she was treated by a GP member of the team and discharged.

A spokesperson from CMRT said: "She must have taken a fall on some of the steeper ground. She was trying to make her way over from Cairngorm and must have taken a tumble.

"Thanks to Maritime and Coastguard Agency Rescue 151 from Inverness whose crew in squally conditions were able to winch the casualty and evacuate from the hill.

"CMRT members in attendance walked the casualty's companion off the hill.

"Many thanks also to Glenmore Lodge for their support."

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