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SOS teams rescue injured woman after fall

EMERGENCY rescue crews were called to a remote area near Auldgirth on Tuesday evening.

Police Scotland, the Scottish Ambulance Service and Moffat Mountain Rescue Team (MMRT) were drafted in to evacuate an injured woman at around 6 pm.

A MMRT spokesman said: “Dumfries police requested the assistance of the team to help with the evacuation of a lady who had falled down a steep banking and sustained an ankle injury.

“The team attended with two of the teams vehicles and 14 team members.

“The casualty was packaged on the team’s lightweight Titan stretcher and wheel and taken to a waiting ambulance.

“We wish the casualty a speedy recovery.”

The woman required surgery at Dumfries hospital for a broken tibia in her ankle and has praised her rescuers for their efforts, as well as those who tended to her in the hospital.

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