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Image copyright Skye Mountain Rescue A climber is in a critical condition in hospital after being found unconscious and with serious injuries by a mountain rescue team investigating a rock fall. Skye Mountain Rescue Team said the man had suffered a significant fall near Sgurr Dubh na Da Bheinn on Friday. He was airlifted to…
Sports Skye climber ‘critical’ after nine-hour rescue bid

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A climber is in a vital situation in clinic after being stumbled on unconscious and with serious injuries by a mountain rescue group investigating a rock fall.

Skye Mountain Rescue Team said the man had suffered a necessary fall reach Sgurr Dubh na Da Bheinn on Friday.

He became once airlifted to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary all the blueprint via a 9-hour operation.

Rescuers said if one other neighborhood of climbers had not alerted them to the rock fall the man might presumably per chance presumably not had been stumbled on for a “very very lengthy time”.

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Skye Mountain Rescue Team

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Skye MRT were winched on to the Cuillin Ridge by coastguard helicopter

The rescue narrate began after Skye MRT were alerted to a probable “fall/rock fall” in the Coire Ghrunnda on Friday afternoon.

Twelve members of the group were winched on to the Cuillin Ridge by Stornoway Coastguard helicopter to switch trying the pickle.

They stumbled on the badly injured casualty about a hours later.

He became once treated by medics at the scene earlier than being winched to the helicopter and flown to Aberdeen.

The rescuers said he’s believed to be in a vital however stable situation.

In a put up on Facebook, the mountain rescue group praised the climbers who at the origin alerted them to the rock fall.

“Many thanks also to the climbers who did the upright ingredient by contacting the emergency services, acting on what they heard,” they said.

“With out this initial yarn the casualty would not had been stumbled on for a of course very lengthy time.”

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