Probably The Best Tumble
It’s never good to fall more than 100ft down a mountain. But if it has to happen, it’s best to take a tumble when an off-duty doctor is passing by and a Coastguard search and rescue helicopter is on a training exercise. Luckily for a woman who fell while climbing Mullach Fraoch-choire in the north west Highlands with her husband, that is precisely what happened. Despite the risk of a 400ft drop, the doctor with the help of the husband administered first aid to the woman until Stornaway Coastguard winchman Norman MacLeod was lowered down the precarious cliff edge from the helicopter. The woman was then flown by helicopter to Belford Hospital in Fort William where she is recovering from her fall. The winchman was full of praise for both the husband and doctor, “They are both unsung heroes and had done a wonderful job to help make her comfortable at great risk to themselves as they were perched on a precarious 400ft drop and in danger of falling further. We understand she is on the road to recovery which is great news for us to hear.” Talk about Lady Luck.