The group was trapped in Finnich Glen, or the Devil's Pulpit. Photo: Bob Smith/grough

The group was trapped in Finnich Glen, or the Devil's Pulpit. Photo: Bob Smith/grough

Rescuers were called out after a group was unable to escape a Highland gorge.

Lomond Mountain Rescue Team was alerted by police on Saturday afternoon to help five people trapped in Finnich Glen.

A team spokesperson said water conditions following heavy rain meant the adult and four children were unable to make their way out of the gorge, also known as the Devil’s Pulpit, near Killearn.

The spokesperson said: “The team quickly lowered personnel to the group and got them into orange Blizzard jackets for warmth and made sure they were secure.

“At the same time rope teams were setting up systems to raise everyone out of the sheer-sided Pulpit.

“The group were hoisted out of the gorge and checked over by the team paramedic. Once warmed up, and in dry clothes, they made their way home.”

It was, the spokesperson added: ‘a successful, swift rescue with a happy ending’.

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