Saturday, January 25, 2020
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Anyone in the Elgol area on Sunday 17 November would have seen a great deal of activity from the Coastguard!

The Skye Coastguard Rescue Teams were engaged in rope training, along with the Area Commander and Senior Operations Officer.

Area Commander, Murdo Macaulay, told Skye Times Online: "The aim of the day was to practice getting down to a casualty as safely and quickly as possible, administering rapid casualty care to stabilise the patient and then evacuating them to the clifftop for onward transfer to higher levels of care.

"They practiced with various setups of equipment to overcome the challenges that different clifftops bring and increase exposure to different operators, thus building experience and confidence.

"Training like this is essential to be able to fulfil their rope rescue role and statutory responsibility to respond to persons in distress on the cliffs and shoreline of the UK and inland in support of other emergency service partners.

"We are still keen to recruit into our teams on Skye, no experience is necessary as long as you have a full driving licence and are reasonably fit - please ask for information by e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.." 

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