Woman lost in woods rescued by helicopter using thermal imaging

The woman had become lost in the forestry while attempting to walk from Whitingbay to Kilmory.

Woman lost in Arran woods rescued by police helicopter using thermal imaging Police Scotland

A woman, lost in the woods in Arran, was rescued by Police Scotland’s Air Unit thanks to the use of thermal imaging.

Officers and the Arran Mountain Rescue unit were alerted to reports of a female lost whilst walking in a densely wooded area on the island on Saturday, July 6 after 9pm.

A helicopter, using thermal imaging, was able to assist in finding the walker before it landed in a nearby clearing.

The woman had become lost in the forestry while attempting to walk from Whitingbay to Kilmory, said Arran Mountain Rescue.

PC McAdam alighted from the aircraft and provided first aid to the woman before she was conveyed by officers to the hospital.

A helicopter, using thermal imaging, was able to assist in finding the walker.

A post from Arran MRT read: “As the team were deploying onto the hill, the woman was located by the police helicopter and flown down to Whiting Bay.

“She was cold and tired but thankfully otherwise unharmed. Thanks so everyone involved for their help.”

Scottish Mountain Rescue added on Facebook: “If you’re ever in need of assistance in the hills or outdoor spaces, call 999, ask for the police, then mountain rescue.”

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