Feb 22 2013 By Gregor White
A hill walker had to be airlifted to hospital from Ben Vorlich on Monday after falling and breaking his leg.
Central Scotland Police received a 999 call at about 1.40pm on Monday afternoon but only managed to hear “Ben Vorlich...broken leg” before the call cut off.
Poor mobile phone reception made it impossible to return the call and a Royal Navy rescue helicopter was scrambled from Prestwick to attend the scene near Strathyre, along with Killin Mountain Rescue Team.
A further 999 call was received at 2.30pm from a second walker who had found the casualty, then police on patrol in the Lochearnhead area came across a parked vehicle suggesting where the injured party had left from and assisting to pinpoint where he was likely to be.
The helicopter crew located the man, a 50-year-old from Perth, at 2.55pm. He was winched on board and taken to Glasgow’s Southern General Hospital.