Corporate report

Service Inquiry into the death of a civilian climber during Rescue 137 on 25 February 2013

Service Inquiry into the circumstances surrounding the death of a civilian climber during Rescue 137 on the Ben Nevis mountain range.

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A Service Inquiry was carried out into the circumstances surrounding the death of a civilian climber during a Royal Air Force Search and Rescue operation on 25 February 2013 on the Ben Nevis Mountain range.

During the rescue, the ‘hung-up’ climber was not secured to the helicopter winch hook which resulted in his falling. The climber sustained fatal injuries.

Published 23 January 2017