The scene of the rescue in Ledard Glen, between Loch Ard and Ben Venue. Photo: Iain Russell CC-BY-SA-2.0

The scene of the rescue in Ledard Glen, between Loch Ard and Ben Venue. Photo: Iain Russell CC-BY-SA-2.0

A walker was stretchered from a mountain in the Trossachs after injuring himself.

The 47-year-old man was with a group of walkers from Germany on Ben Venue when he twisted his ankle.

Rescuers said they made a valiant effort to make their own way off the 729m (2,392ft) hill but the man’s pain was too much and he could no longer continue.

The group’s leader then contacted the police who alerted Lomond Mountain Rescue Team.

The volunteer rescuers were mobilised about 4.35pm yesterday and went to the man’s aid.

The group was able to give the team a rough location and two of the team found the leader and injured man on the main path between Loch Ard and the summit, in the Ledard Glen.

The pair treated the injured man and gave him pain relief while other team members brought up a stretcher.

He was then stretchered down to a waiting ambulance at Ledard Farm.

The three-hour rescue involved 14 Lomond MRT members.

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