Friday, November 15, 2019
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A Skye Mountain Rescue volunteer has died after suffering a cardiac arrest.

Andy Law was setting up a children's nature project on a hillside near his home on Wednesday 27 March.

Fellow rescuers were called out to assist at around 3:45pm - unaware it was one of their team who was taken ill.

Andy was airlifted to Broadford Hospital, where he was sadly pronounced dead - despite the valiant efforts of all involved.

The Skye Mountain Rescue Team posted a touching tribute on Twitter, saying: "Andy was a much liked, respected & committed team member over many years, & a good friend to those of us who knew him in that time. Never flash, always calm & steady, he would happily get on with any task that came his way, whether long carries or consoling distressed casualties.

"He had the furthest to travel to most call-outs, yet he was there at so many of them, never complaining at a wasted journey or a night on the hill. Always with a camera in hand or nearby, Andy was also our unofficial photographer, snapping incidents or exercises.

"Although he had retired from the call-out list a few months ago, he was still a non-active team member, responsible for our website, another job he did with quiet efficiency.

"Today, our love and thoughts go out to his wife Debbie and three children, his wider family and many friends who will all miss him terribly.

"May the wind under your wings bear you where the sun sails and the moon walks."

Image from Skye Mountain Rescue Team.

 

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