Many people don't realise that MR don't just deal with mountain sports injuries: walkers, climbers, runners and mountain bikers. Mountain call outs can also cover
- lost individuals with mental illnesses and those who may commit suicide
- car crash survivors who have wandered from the accident site
- air crashes
- accidents involving farmers or game keepers
Team members may also be requested by the police for searches in semi-urban areas and many team members are trained to deal with crime scenes. Sometimes teams are also requested to help the ambulance services with access to casualties in other difficult situations. The Association of Lowland Search and Rescue carry out a similar role in other areas of the UK. Futher details can be found at www.alsar.org.uk
We pledge 5% of our profits to Mountain Rescue charities.