AN engineer trapped under an ATV in a remote location has been rescued after digging a hole – with his pen.
Euan Lindsay, 47, made room around a bag so he could reach his phone – and told a 999 call worker: “I lost my arm” before passing out.
He was trapped under the 650kg quad for more than three hours after it overturned during a ride on the Isle of Skye.
Euan was 100 miles from the nearest hospital, in an area not accessible by road.
But rescuers found him and saved his arm.
He said: “When I was up there alone, I thought I was gone. But I still live.
“In the end, all the nerve endings (in my arm) stopped working, so it’s going to be a long-term rehabilitation.
“But I want to say thank you to the emergency services as soon as I’m fit and healthy again.”
Euan’s rescue was possible thanks to the Scottish Trauma Network, set up in 2017 to provide emergency services to people living in the country’s most remote areas.
They answer around 5,000 calls a day – many calls are from patients who have suffered trauma in the most difficult landscapes.
His story was captured for the Channel 4 documentary Rescue: Extreme Medics, which opens at 9pm tomorrow.
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