THE Wee County's mountain rescue volunteers sprung into action at the weekend to assist with a casualty.

Members of the Ochils Mountain Rescue Team went to the aid of a person on Saturday, May 7, afternoon.

They assisted the Scottish Ambulance Service with a casualty in The Law area.

The team worked with the ambulance crew, the service's Special Operations Response Team (SORT) and the crew of Helimed 5 to evacuate the casualty via helicopter.

The call out came just a few days after the team published its 2021 review for what has been “our busiest year since the team was officially formed in 1971”.

The team volunteered just shy of 31,800 hours combined, rescuing 715 people across 660 incidents, 52 per cent of which were related to mountaineering.