Tinto Hill rescue: Paraglider rescued by emergency teams including coastguard helicopter after crashing near hill summit in South Lanarkshire

A multi-agency emergency operation including a coastguard helicopter took place in South Lanarkshire on Tuesday after a male paraglider crashed near a hill’s summit.

Rescue teams sent out after a male paraglider crashed near the summit of Tinto Hill in South Lanarkshire (Photo: Moffat Mountain Rescue Team).

Police Scotland requested the help of Moffat Mountain Rescue team (MRT) shortly after 3pm on Tuesday to recover a male paraglider who had crashed near the summit of Tinto Hill in South Lanarkshire

The Moffat MRT team responded with 3 vehicles and 16 team members.

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The Sottish Ambulance Service, a HM Coastguard helicopter Rescue 199 and the Police Scotland MRT also attended the scene.

The rescue helicopter was able to land near the casualty and recover him to the helicopter.

The paraglider was then transferred by the helicopter to a landing area near the Tinto car park.

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He was taken to hospital via a land ambulance.

A coastguard helicopter attended the incident near Tinto Hill (Photo: Moffat Mountain Rescue Team).

A Moffat MRT spokesperson said: “The team wish the casualty a speedy recovery.”

Moffat MRT have asked people to like and share their recent callout to raise awareness for the work they do.

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