Skye Cuillin rescue in bad weather

Skye CuillinA Dutch hillwalker fell and injured himself in the Skye Cuillin on Sunday afternoon. The weather conditions were bad and his companion had to make a two-and-a-half hour descent to raise the alarm for his companion.

Eighteen members of Skye Mountain Rescue Team and a coastguard helicopter rescued the 68 year old, four hours after his initial fall. It is understood that the walker required hospital treatment for facial and arm injuries.

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