Thursday, November 14, 2019
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A 13 year old made his way to safety to raise the alarm after his uncle was badly injured in The Cuillin.

The French youngster had earlier in the day been out walking with his father and uncle however having set off to see the Fairy Pools they somehow overshot in misty conditions and ended climbing up and over into the rugged terrain of Harta Corrie. It was there that the man slipped and fell breaking both his arm and leg.

Skye Mountain Rescue were first alerted to the incident at around 5.45pm on Thursday (July 29) 

According to team leader, Gerry Akroyd, an initial search fail to find the party but then would be rescuers were told that the boy had managed to make his way back and raise the alarm while his father stayed with the injured man. It was around 9.45pm before he was brought to safety.

Mr Akroyd said: “The party had no maps or compasses and this area is becoming a real issue.

“We are now in discussions about putting up warning signs in the Fairy Pools area to try and prevent this happening again. It is only a matter of time before a life will be lost.”

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