• Text size      
  • Send this article to a friend
  • Print this article

Hero postwoman saved tourist from river

A HEROIC postwoman has been praised by rescue services after she saved a pensioner from a river.

Lyndsey Holt, from Invermoriston in the Highlands, rescued the 71-year-old tourist after he fell into the River Moriston near Loch Ness.

The pensioner, from Australia, fell 15ft into the icy water.

His wife alerted staff at nearby Glenmoriston Stores, and local postie Ms Holt, her father Frank Holt and 14-year-old nephew Lewis Eastment ran to his aid.

Lyndsey managed to loop a rope around the man then held it to stop him from floating away until rescue crews arrived. 21 firefighters from Fort Augustus, Inverness and Fort William worked to rescue the man who is now recovering at Raigmore Hospital in Inverness.

Contextual targeting label: 

Commenting & Moderation

We moderate all comments on HeraldScotland on either a pre-moderated or post-moderated basis.
If you're a relatively new user then your comments will be reviewed before publication and if we know you well and trust you then your comments will be subject to moderation only if other users or the moderators believe you've broken the rules

Moderation is undertaken full-time 9am-6pm on weekdays, and on a part-time basis outwith those hours. Please be patient if your posts are not approved instantly.