Hillwalker saved after being swept 100 metres down river

Kintail Mountain Rescue team were called to a river in the Highlands at around 6pm on Thursday night.

Hillwalker saved after being swept 100 metres down river in Highlands Kintail Mountain Rescue

A hillwalker was saved by a rescue team after being swept 100 metres down a river in the Highlands.

The Kintail Mountain Rescue team were called to a river at around 6pm on Thursday night after an emergency locator device was triggered.

It comes after a hillwalker was swept 100 metres down the river – was was raised high due to a high amount of recent rainfall.

They managed to get out of, but ended up stuck on the wrong side of the water to get off the hill.

The rescue team managed to locate the hiker and safely guided them across the river and taken back to Inverness.

The river was raised high due to a high amount of recent rainfall.Kintail Mountain Rescue via Supplied

A spokesperson said: “The team were alerted yesterday at 6pm to a walker who had triggered their emergency locator beacon.

“The walker had tried to cross a river which was in spate due to the heavy rainfall over the last few days and were swept around 100m down stream.

“Luckily they had managed to get out but were now stuck on the wrong side of the river to get off the hill. The team quickly made their way to the grid given by Police Scotland and crossed the river to warm up the casualty with dry jackets and hot drinks.

“The remainder of the team set up an additional safety line and assisted the casualty across the river to the warm Landrover which then gave them a lift back to Inverness.”

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