A' Chir, Arran. Photo: Alan O'Dowd CC-BY-SA-2.0

A' Chir, Arran. Photo: Alan O'Dowd CC-BY-SA-2.0

An injured walker was found alive after spending two days on a mountainside on the Isle of Arran.

Miroslav Novak was reported missing after heading out for a trip in the Arran Hills.

Arran Mountain Rescue Team was called out on Thursday morning to search for the 23-year-old from Dundee.

A team spokesperson said: “After gathering information and getting an idea of his intended route, team members split into groups to start searching for him in different locations.”

A Police mountain rescue team joined the search and the Prestwick Coastguard helicopter flew to the site.

The spokesperson said: “A wallet was found belonging to the missing person by a member of the public on the bypass path on A’ Chir ridge and handed in to local police promptly which helped to confirm that the missing person had been or was still on the hill somewhere.

“After a few hours, Rescue 199 [the Coastguard helicopter] spotted someone to the north side of the A’ Chir ridge.

“This was confirmed to be that of the missing person and thankfully he was still alive after falling and being out in the mountains for approximately 48 hours.”

Seven mountain rescue team members and the helicopter paramedic made their way to where the fallen walker was. He was treated at the scene before being airlifted to hospital for further treatment.

The spokesperson said: “We wish the casualty a speedy recovery and thanks very much to everyone for their assistance.”

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