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Drama as helicopter lifts casualty from Wallace Monument

I’m always a sucker for a good helicopter story, so today’s incident at Stirling’s Wallace Monument can’t pass without mention.

Oddly, the Wallace Monument is one of those places I’ve passed hundreds of times, yet never stopped to visit – even when passing the entrance road at the bottom of the hill.

In this case, it’s reported that a teenager was four steps from the top, 67 m up and at the end of 246 steps, when a dislocated knee ended the climb, and made the return trip by the same route… unlikely.

An RAF Sea King rescue helicopter based at Lossiemouth was called in to winch the victim off the 1869 tower, and to hospital.

Helicopter rescue on Wallace Monument after person dislocates knee | Stirling & Central | News

Teenager airlifted from Wallace Monument near Stirling – BBC News

The BBC News article carried this pic credited to Les Calderwood:

Wallace Monument Helicopter Rescue

Wallace Monument Helicopter Rescue

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March 15, 2015 - Posted by | Aviation, Civilian | , , , ,

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