Yesterday, Sea King 177 from Gannet was supposed to come across to do some safety training, mainly for some of the newer Team members. With heavy snow on the Friday night up North, plus a few inches in the Borders, together will low cloud, it was little surprise tha they had to postpone and attent an incident for real. The incident that they were diverted to was in Glencoe - details here. They had planned to fly down tot he Borders after dealing with this incident, but unfortunately had to turn out to another job.
We carried on with the planned exercise. Mid way through deploying the guys, the Team was paged to assist the ambulance service in Peebles with the evacuation of a casualty with head and suspected spinal injuries. So 10 of us were sent to Peebles to assist. An aircraft was requested, and a Sea King from RAF Boulmer was deployed. A helicopter circled the scene very quickly. However, it was a civillian aircraft and not the one we were looking for. About ten minutes later, the Sea King duly arrived, picked up the casualty, and transported to hospital.
So a varied day ...
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