Injured scout airlifted to hospital

A 16 year old scout has been airlifted to hospital after she was injured while walking in Glenveagh.

The Donegal Mountain Rescue Team was called out just before 7 o'clock last night after the girl dislocated her knee in rough ground close to Lough Sallagh area of the Derryveaghs.

She was one of a group of 7 scounts on the first day of a three day fundraising walk. A 3 person DMRT Hasty Team reached the Group and administered first aid to the girl. The Sligo Coastguard Helicopter was tasked by the Malin Head Rescue Centre, and despite fading light, the crew managed to winch the injured girl on board and airlift her to Sligo General Hospital.