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Emergency services / Coastguard volunteers rescue injured walker

Rescue teams walk over one kilometre with casualty in stretcher

COASTGUARD rescue teams came to the aid of an injured walker in the west mainland on Monday afternoon.

Photo: HM Coastguard

Crews from Walls and Lerwick walked the casualty in a stretcher for around 1.2km after picking her up from Da Brigs causeway near Clousta.

The walker slipped in wet conditions at around lunchtime and was unable to bear any weight on her ankle.

She was transferred into the care of the ambulance service.

People are reminded that if they have an emergency on the coast or at sea they can dial 999 and ask for the coastguard.