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The team were called to respond to a male in his 20s who had suffered an ankle injury whilst walking the final section of the Pennine Way.
His father called for assistance after his son could no longer continue and nightfall was setting in. The weather has also started to deteriorate with strong winds, rain and low cloud moving in.
The pair were soon found thanks to an accurate grid reference given by the father. Both were cold and exhausted. Due to the nature of the injury, the son was packaged onto a stretcher and carried over 4km back along the Pennine way to a vehicle.
The team was stood down at 03:30 this morning.
We wish both casualties a speedy recovery and hope that one day they head back to complete their journey along the Pennine Way.
Northumberland National Park Mountain Rescue and North of Tyne Mountain Rescue were also called due to the location of the incident.
15 BSARU team members logged 100 hours for this incident.
Team were called out at 0524hrs by Police Scotland to help look for a missing person with dementia in the Gordon area. 12 team members searched surrounding woodlands and tracks, and the lady was fortunately found safe and well outwith our search area by a member of the public.
The team were called out at 19:37hrs on Saturday night by Police Scotland to assist Coastguard and other agencies in a search for a high risk missing person at Tyninghame Beach. The team were stood down as they were travelling to the locus as the person was found safe and well. 8 team members responded.
The team were put on Standby at 8pm and subsequently called out at 9pm to assist Tweed Valley Mountain Rescue Team in searching for a high risk casualty in the Innerleithen area. The Missing person located at around 23:30 by friends who were also out searching. Thanks to SARDA Southern Scotland, Search & Rescue Dog Association (Scotland) and Search & Rescue Aerial Association - Scotland who also assisted. In total 39 Volunteer Mountain Rescue personnel, 2 Search Dogs and a Search & Rescue Drone were involved in this search along with Police Scotland Officers.
Team members who were providing first aid cover for the Kelso to Kirk Yetholm Rideout were on scene to help a fallen rider on Linton Hill who had suspected spinal and head injuries. They made the casualty comfortable and transported him to a waiting ambulance at the roadside. 4 team members were involved.
The team were called out after a day of providing first aid cover to the Kelso Rideouts to assist the Ambulance Service in recovering a casualty trapped in water near Stichill. 13 team members were involved.
The team were called out at 3.03am this morning to search for a missing vulnerable woman in Binning Woods, where her car had been found. Police and Police search dogs were also present, and were later joined by the Coastguard. Our team stood down at 1700 hours (Other team members had also been providing first aid cover for the Yetholm Hill Race that afternoon), and Tweed Valley Mountain Rescue team took over searching with 2 search dogs. Police eventually found a body at 1915hrs. Our thoughts are with her relatives and friends. 13 team members were involved.
A runner in the Cheviot Trails Marathon became unwell towards the end of the race and 4 team members helped her back to Yetholm. We wish her a speedy recovery!
A brief callout for us to assist ambulance, police and coastguard personnel in the search for a casualty at Tyninghame. The person was located by local coastguard members as BSARU was en route and we were stood down.
17 team members responded.
Overnight, the team was called by East Lothian Police to assist in a multi-agency response to rescue a man who'd fallen on crags at North Berwick Law.
9 Team members were involved.
The team were called again, alongside Tweed Valley Mountain Rescue Team, SARDA Southern Scotland & Search & Rescue Dog Association (Scotland) , to assist Midlothian Police with the ongoing search for missing Dalkeith man Ross Taylor. 14 team members searched until dark around Vogrie Park following a further report of a sighting in that area.
Sadly his body was found the next day in a wooded area near to Crichton Castle in Pathhead, outwith our search areas. Our sympathies are with his family.
The the team were called this morning, alongside Tweed Valley Mountain Rescue Team, SARDA (Southern Scotland) & Search & Rescue Aerial Association - Scotland to assist Midlothian Police with the search for missing person Ross Taylor, from Dalkeith.
The the team were called this evening to assist Scottish Ambulance Service with an awkward extraction of an injured mountain biker through woodland and over a narrow bridge. 12 Team members responded.
We hope the casualty makes a quick recovery and is back on his bike soon.
The team assisted two casualties from the Deerstalker Hill Race in Innerleithen while providing first aid cover for the event, involving 9 team members.
The team were initially called out to assist with a family reported lost in Wauchope Forest. This incident was not in our area of coverage, so was passed to our neighbouring team Tweed Valley Mountain Rescue Team as they would be able to respond more quickly, with the offer of our assistance if required. 2 team members were involved.
The team were called this evening to assist Police with a search for a missing person in the Haddington area.
We are please to report that the person has been found safe and well.
The incident involved 11 team members.
The team were providing first aid cover for the Pentland Hill Race, where 5 team members evacuated an injured runner by landrover to the main road where he was picked up by the Ambulance Service.