Callouts #9 to #11 w/b 20th September 2015
During the week beginning 20th September 2015, we were called out 3 times, spending 4 days engaged on search activities. We also had a training exercise meaning we were out and about for a total of five days out of seven.
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Galloway Victor leaving our base at Castle Douglas Fire Station on 20th September 2015

Callout #08 19-08-2015 - Lost Walkers, Clatteringshaws
At 1645hrs on 19th August 2015, the team were called out by Police Scotland to respond to a report of two people being lost near Clatteringshaws after descending from Meikle Millyea. Galloway Lima, our Land Rover from Newton Stewart, was in the process of mobilising, when the two lost walkers, a man and a woman, navigated themselves to safety and we were stood down. Apparently their map was blown away in the strong wind!
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Callout #07 13-08-2015 - Six Walkers Airlifted from Galloway Hills
About 2250hrs on Wednesday 12th August 2015, the team were called out to a report of six walkers benighted on Buchan Hill in the Galloway Hills. One of the party, a 56 year old man, was suffering an asthma attack. All six were subsequently airlifted from the hill by Rescue 131 from RAF Boulmer.
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Callout #06 09-07-2015 - Missing Person - Moffat
The team assisted Moffat MR and Police Scotland MR in the search for Stephen Talbot in the hills to the east of Moffat. This was a full two day search, resulting in the misper being found deceased. Our condolences go to Stephen's family.
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Press Delease - Local Police Boost Team Funds
The generosity and support of our colleagues from Police Scotland at Newton Stewart has boosted team funds by a fantastic £1345. The officers did a sponsored walk up Cairnsmore of Fleet and Sergeant Susan Prentice and her colleagues are seen here presenting the cheque to team members Ray McCutcheon and Lex Muir.
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Press Delease - Outdoor Workshop for DofE Adventurers
A group of Duke of Edinburgh adventurers from Kyle Academy in Ayr were treated to an evening workshop on outdoor activities during an overnight camp at Stinchur Bridge.
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