‘Most difficult’ part of Storr rescue was parking

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Mountain rescuers faced a tough challenge on Tuesday August 13 to reach to a casualty at the Old Man of Storr.

That was not because of inclement weather or tricky climbing conditions, but because of a lack of parking at the popular tourist landmark.

The team eventually got to the casualty. NO F34 Storr rescue 02

Skye Mountain Rescue Team were called out to the Storr last Tuesday afternoon for the team to assist the Scottish Ambulance Service with a casualty who had sustained a leg injury. After successfully getting to the person, the team said that the most difficult part of the rescue was getting parked safely.

The Skye rescue team tweeted: ‘Another call-out to the Storr again this afternoon to assist Scottish Ambulance Service with a casualty who had sustained a leg injury. This one was unusual in that the most difficult part of the rescue was getting the team parked safely at the location … #chaos.’

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The rescue team struggled to get parked safely at the Old Man of Storr. NO F34 Storr rescue 01

The team eventually got to the casualty. NO F34 Storr rescue 02