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We were called out at 20:30 to search for a missing elderly hiker who was reported to be 4 hours overdue at Cocklawfoot, having walked from Carter Bar.
Shortly after we commenced our search, the missing man turned up safe and well.
CALL-OUT to assist Scottish Ambulance Service to stretcher a casualty who had suffered a lower leg injury whilst descending North Berwick Law.
The woman's injury had been stabilised by ambulance crew by the time we arrived on scene and we worked with the Special Operations Response Team (SORT) from Newbridge & East Lothian Police to help to carry her down to the waiting ambulance.
Team members spent a total of 17 man hours transferring a patient from Berwick upon Tweed to Alnwick Infirmary.
Team members were called out to help rescue motorists stuck in the snow on the main A68 road at Carter Bar.
The team amassed 516 hours on Winter Reslience Work during the February 2018 snow storms and Red Weather alert. 45 taskings included patient transfers to hospitals, essential drug runs, getting key NHS staff to/from hospital, getting key workers in to Council HQ to coordinate the Council response, rescuing ambulances stuck in the snow, and transporting care workers. Team members braved tricky road conditions in their own cars to base themselves at the Scottish Borders Council Headquarters on permanent rotas over the 4 days, so that they could utilise our specialised 4x4 vehicles on a variety of tasks. Team members snatched sleep on the office floors in between tasks. Total team personal mileage was 1078!
The team was requested to assist the ambulance service with a woman who had fallen on Black Hill near Earlston. The casualty had sustained a serious lower leg injury.