Tinto Hill rescue drama after woman breaks her leg

A woman had to be airlifted to hospital while falling at a popular beauty spot where many are seeking out lockdown exercise.

The incident happened at Tinto Hill on Monday, February 22 around 5.30pm and Moffat Mountain Rescue had to be called out to assist the Scottish Ambulance Service after paramedics were unable to move the victim.

The climber had suffered a suspected broken leg near the peak.

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Sizeably reduced visability as darkness fell meant that she had to be carried only part of the way down the slope, sparking the need for a new plan of action.

A Coastguard rescue helicopter based at Prestwick Airport had to be scrambled to finally complete the complex rescue effort.

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