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Two walkers rescued in separate incidents on Ben Nevis

Bristow Rescue 951
Bristow Rescue 951

Two people were airlifted off the UK’s highest mountain in separate incidents this afternoon.

The Inverness-based civilian search and rescue helicopter Rescue 951 carried out both rescues on Ben Nevis, near Fort William.

A police spokeswoman said they received a call just before 3pm to a woman in her 70s who was in difficulty on the Ben.

She said: “It seems she decided to go up Ben Nevis, but was unable to complete the walk so she was taken by helicopter to the Lochaber Mountain Rescue Team base, where she was reunited with her family.

“She did not require any medical assistance.”

The second call came at around 4.40pm.

The spokeswoman said: “A man in his late 30s called in that he was struggling due to a leg injury that had developed while he was walking.

“He was also taken off the hill by Rescue 951 and flown to the Belford Hospital in Fort William to be checked over.”

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