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Call Outs, Incidents & Other Events.
Incidents are reported to Mountain Rescue - England & Wales
14. Saturday 14th
May. Spot Pick-Up. 16:54 Hrs. Calder Vale / Bleasdale Area.
The North West Ambulance Service requested assistance with an injured female in
a steep gully in woods near Jack Anderton Bridge. Reported with a knee injury
and unable to walk. Paramedics on scene. The location of the incident was only
about 4 miles from our Vehicle and Training Base at Garstang where Team members
were training for the MREW Casualty Care Certificate. The first of our 4 x 4
Landrover Ambulances was mobile within five minutes, quickly followed by a
second and a third. On arrival, it was established that we could access close to
the incident with our vehicles. The casualty was carried the short distance to
the Landrover Ambulance and then transported to the NWAS Land Ambulance at the
road head. Twenty five Team members with four of our 4 x 4 Landrover Ambulances
responding to this incident. (25 Rescue person Hours)
S5. Wednesday 11th
May. Standby Search. 01:28 Hrs. Claughton-on-Brock near Garstang.
Team Controllers paged by Lancashire Police in the early hours requesting
assistance with a search at Claughton-on-Brock. As The Team Leader was obtaining
the missing persons details information received that he had been located, safe,
and the Team was not required. All back to bed then.
13. Monday 2nd May. Spot Pick-Up. 13:42
Hrs. Gisburn Forest, Bowland. Team requested by the North West
Ambulance Service to assist with a male mountain biker, reported as fallen in Gisburn Forest with head injuries and possible loss of consciousness. The North
West Air Ambulance had been able to land in a field about 400m from the casualty
who was in woods. The Team transported the casualty to the waiting Helimed.
Twenty Team members with three of our 4 x 4 Landrover Ambulances responding to
this incident. (40 Rescue person Hours)
12. Saturday 30th April. Spot Pick-Up.
19:25 Hrs. Healy Nab near Chorley. Team requested by the North
West Ambulance Service to assist with a 14-year-old mountain biker, reported as
fallen with shoulder and ankle injuries on the mountain bike trails at Healy
Nab. The casualty was quickly located in woods just off the summit and treated
with pain relieving gas. He was then carried on a mountain rescue stretcher out
of the woods to one of our 4 x 4 Landrover Ambulances. This was then used to
transport the casualty down to the road head and the waiting NWAS Ambulance.
Eighteen Team members with two of our 4 x 4 Landrover Ambulances involved in
this incident. (36 Rescue person Hours)
11. Monday 18th April. Search. 01:52 Hrs. Poulton-le-Fylde.Team requested by Lancashire
Constabulary to assist in the search for a 10-year-old female, missing since
approx. 20:00 Hrs the previous day, and giving cause for concern as to her
safety. Search of playing fields, college grounds, farmland and waste ground
required. First two Team members on scene at 03:15 Hrs immediately deployed into
playing fields opposite missing persons home to undertake a hasty search of the
area. They were soon joined by two more Team members. Police Officers and Fire
officers from Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service deployed covering roads and
gardens in the immediate area. Initial search Team identified a culvert / stream
that warranted further investigation. A further four team member sent to cover
this stream area. Other Team members readied to concentrate on an area of
College grounds and farmland that contained a large number of ponds. At 04:25
Hrs the missing girl was located by the Team in the area of the stream. She was
cold but safe. Team arranged for her return to home and a NWAS Ambulance was
called for a precautionary check. Fourteen Team members attending with a
trailing search dog and handler, from Bolton MRT / SARDA(Wales), stood down on
route. Also assisting with this incident was a helicopter from the National
Police Air Support Unit. Thanks to Lancashire Fire & Rescue Service for the loan
of their night vision equipment. (77 Rescue Person Hours)
Langden Castle in the heart of our area.