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    RADIO ROXI TIMELESS TUNES

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10 people airlifted to safety

today07/10/2023

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Ten people have been airlifted to safety after multiple landslides have wrecked havoc in Scotland.

The Coastguard has confirmed they rescued drivers and their passengers who were cut off by a sliding rocks at the junction of the A815 and A83 near Inveraray in Argyll and Bute this morning.


A search and rescue helicopter stationed at Prestwick went straight to the scene after the alarm was raised at around 9.15am this morning.

The people were flown safely to Inveraray.

\u200bThe landslide across the junction

The landslide across the junction

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There, they were by the Inveraray Coastguard Rescue Team and provided with shelter.

No injuries have been reported.

A spokesperson for the Coastguard said: “The HM Coastguard search and rescue helicopter from Prestwick airlifted 10 people cut off by a landslide at the junction of the A815 and A83 near Inveraray on 7 October.

“The alarm was raised at about 9.15am.

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The people were flown safe and well to Inveraray and met by the Inveraray Coastguard Rescue Team and provided with shelter.”

The landslides are a result of the extreme wet weather Scotland is currently experiencing – there is an amber and yellow raining warning in place for most of the country.

Residents are being urged not to travel in the flooded areas.

Rail services have also been cancelled or severely disrupted.



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