Stranded walkers rescued

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Oban lifeboat has rescued a group of walkers stranded on the Morvern peninsula.

The group of four spent the last three days at the bothy in Inninmore Bay after  one of their party twisted their ankle a few days earlier.

The remote bothy has no road access and heavy rain over the last few days meant that a river they needed to cross was now in spate. The worsening weather conditions caused the group  to call for help.

The lifeboat arrived  by 9.50am on Friday (October 1) and the volunteer crew launched their daughter craft to reach the shore.

Two crew went ashore and transferred the walkers back to the lifeboat. Once safely onboard, they travelled a short distance west to Ardtornish bay where the walkers were reunited with their car nearby.

Ally Cerexhe, Oban Lifeboat’s coxswain said: ‘With the weather set to deteriorate throughout the day, the group did the right thing calling for help rather than trying to walk back themselves.’