Highland Emergency

Series 3 - Episode 13

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First up, RAF Rescue 137 receives an emergency call-out to a hang-glider crash on Ben Nevis. At 4,409 feet high, it is Britain’s tallest mountain and also one of the deadliest. Moreover, the crash is reportedly near the infamous sheer drop of Five Finger Gully. As it is likely that the hang-glider has sustained serious injuries, it is critical the crew finds him soon. However, locating him amongst the hundreds of tourists out on Ben Nevis proves to be challenging.

Coastguard Rescue 100 is scrambled to an injured climber and her sister, who are stranded just below the 2,650 foot summit of Garbh Bheinn – one of the most notorious mountains in the Cuillin range on the Isle of Skye. After a search among the craggy mountain ridges, they are finally located. However, there is a problem– the two women are stuck on a tiny ridge directly above a terrifying 2,400 foot drop. If Rescue 100 attempts an over head winch, the 100mph force of the rotor downwash could blow the hikers off the mountain. It is going to require all the skills of the Coastguard Rescue team and their Mountain Rescue team helpers to get them to safety.

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