Walker rescued from Campsies

A fleet of ambulances helped rescue a stricken hillwalker from the Campsie Fells on Sunday.

Emergency services were called to the woman, thought to have suffered a broken ankle, who was trapped in a particularly awkward location.

And although her injury was not thought to be life-threatening the rescue had to be completed before the light faded and temperatures plummeted.

A special operations unit made up of multiple teams of crew and seven vehicles attended the scene, aided by Lomond Mountain Rescue.

Herald reader Robert Neilson (65), from Lennoxtown, saw the event unfolding on the Strathblane Road through the hills.

He said: ‘‘It just shows people how dangerous the hills are there. I have fallen there myself a few times, it is quite steep coming back down.’’

A Scottish Ambulance Service spokesman said: ‘‘The patient was on an inaccessible hillside which required our special operations response team are trained in rescue and carry additional specialist equipment for such situations.’’