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Subject: [Leica] Highlands PAW 27
From: cartersxrd at (CartersXRd)
Date: Tue, 9 Jul 2019 13:16:11 -0400
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all the excitement and stuff aside, I really like the dog shot?gives me a 


> On Jul 9, 2019, at 12:36 PM, John McMaster <john at> wrote:
> All photos taken from around home this week, some excitement!
> We had a young woman come up asking to phone the emergency services as 
> someone was injured in the water at the bottom, apparently with a cut to 
> her head and not able to walk.  A couple of paramedics arrived, a very 
> overweight  man and a trainee woman.  They were perturbed to find that 
> they had no mobile coverage and their radios had no signal...  The man 
> said that they were not walking down to see what condition the woman was 
> in, they had to carry a defibrillator and a large rucksack between them, 
> but it did not look like he could make the climb....  So he called the 
> coastguards from our phone.  The volunteer coastguards started to arrive 
> and took a stretcher down, and gave the paramedics a radio so that they 
> could talk to each other.  The paramedic had called in a helicopter, it 
> would come from Shetland or Inverness so +100 miles away.  We started to 
> hear the chopper arrive and it was using a lot of power to just hover, 
> they winched down a SAR paramedic.  Then the local coastguards 
> carried the woman up on the stretcher and into the ambulance.  Talking to 
> the helicopter pilot, he did not have enough power to safely go upwards 
> after the rescue, so would have had to move out of the cove first and did 
> not want to risk more injuries.
> In the end it seems that it was a local woman in her 60s (and not very 
> athletic looking) who decided to try and clamber around on wet rocks, she 
> damaged her arm in some way that but that seems to have been the extent of 
> injury.  So two paramedics with an ambulance, four coastguards with their 
> 4x4 and a helicopter and crew from Inverness......
> Other shots are of the Moray Firth and one real dog (cropped phone pic)
> C & C welcome
> john
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