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Coastguard rescues Glencoe skiers

After members of the Glencoe Mountain Rescue Team were beaten back by blizzard conditions on Saturday, an HM Coastguard search and rescue helicopter, based at Inverness, was called in to carry out a dramatic rescue of two stranded ski tourers. The pair had spent the night without shelter at 3,000ft after bad weather hampered rescue attempts. The skiers called Police Scotland late on Friday, January 19, reporting they were stuck at Bidean Nam Bain, Glencoe. The stranded pair were located by the helicopter just after 8.30am on Saturday. They were found in a precarious position, close to a steep drop, before being winched aboard the helicopter. Both casualties were taken to Fort William, before being passed into the care of the Scottish Ambulance Service.

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