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Galloway MRT were deployed on the evening of 25th August to assist an injured walker North of Culsharg Bothy. Two team members were tasked and were able to locate casualty and help them off the hill. We wish the casualty a speedy recovery.
IT HAS been an exceptionally busy few weeks for the members of Galloway Mountain Rescue team. Over the last five weeks since lockdown restrictions have been relaxed, we have been called upon by Police Scotland to assist in six different incidents.
GMRT was called at 7pm on 18th August to assist a walker, disorientated in poor conditions. Technology helped to locate them quickly. Earlier the same day GMRT was on Standby to assist an injured cyclist but were stood down as Ambulance Service Crew were able to reach and evacuate them.
On 6th August, Galloway MRT were deployed twice in the space of just a few hours
On the 25th and 26th July, Team Members were involved in an overnight search for an overdue walker in the Loch Doon area. The walker was found after taking steps to keep themself safe and Team Members were home in time for breakfast
On 12th July, Team Members evacuated an injured walker from Screel Hill. This was a challenging stretcher carry involving uneven and steep ground
Galloway Mountain Rescue Team, have been honoured with the highest award a voluntary group can receive in the UK and equivalent to an MBE.
On 13th February, Team Members from Newton Stewart took Galloway Lima to assist a driver stuck in snow
Team Members were called to evacuate a man from forest near Newton Stewart on the evening of 4th February 2020.
Galloway MRT welcomes Pete, Philip, Karen, Ross, Matt and Martin to the team
GMRT assisted Police Scotland in the search for missing person Gavin Tait, last seen in Wigtown in mid March
On the evening of Saturday 23rd February, GMRT were called out to 3 walkers who had become disorientated on Cairnsmore of Fleet. The missing people were located by Team Members and supported off the hill. They were cold and tired but otherwise fine.
Founder Team Member Ken McCubbin awarded the British Empire Medal for Services to Mountain Rescue
St John Scotland is proud to be the biggest contributor to Scottish Mountain Rescue teams for many years and by 2020, the charity will have provided over £3.2 million in funding, mainly through the provision of bases and vehicles