THE Ochil Mountrain Rescue Team provided life-saving support to a crashed paraglider last week following a dramatic rescue operation.

After receiving a call just 9pm on Tuesday, August 13, the team dispatched members to Bishop Hill, near Kinneswood, to assist Tayside Police MRT in their rescue operation.

Despite OMRT being based in the Wee County, they also cover Fife and the wider Ochils area, and have team members based near the Lomond Hills.

A spokesman for the group described how the incident unfolded. He said: “The team were called out just after 9pm in support of our colleagues in Tayside Police MRT to assist a crashed paraglider on Bishop Hill near Kinneswood.

“OMRT, who cover Fife as well as the Ochils, have a number of team members living very close to the Lomond hills area and the paraglider had crashed just above the home of one of our team doctors.

“Rescue 199 from Prestwick had dropped a paramedic winchman and two members of Tayside Police MRT and were joined by one of our team doctors and two further Ochils MRT team members, assisting with packaging and the highline winch.

“Further team members assembled at an RV below Scotlandwell and were joined by colleagues from Scottish Ambulance Service and SORT.

“Happily, we were not required and the casualty was evacuated to hospital with suspected spinal injuries.

“We wish them a speedy recovery and thanks to colleagues in Tayside Police MRT, Scottish Ambulance Service and HM Coastguard Rescue 199 for some fabulous flying.”