Thursday, June 20, 2019
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A former member of the Skye Mountain Rescue Team has passed away.

The team took to Facebook to share the sad news of Eoghain MacKinnon's death on Tuesday 30 April.

The team stated: "[Eoghain] had been suffering from Leukaemia for the last year or so and unfortunately the treatment he had been receiving failed to improve his condition.

"Eoghain was an inspiration to everyone who served with the team from the early '70s until this time last year when he finally retired.

"His knowledge of the Cuillin, his patience and understanding, his gentle humour and his special story-telling will never be forgotten. And of course his legendary piece box, lovingly prepared by his partner Frances, who is in our thoughts at this sad time."

 

Images from Skye Mountain Rescue Team Facebook page.

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