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Latest Call Outs, Incidents & Other Events. Numbered Incidents are reported to Mountain Rescue - England & Wales

21. 16th May. Spot Pick-up. 16:00 Hrs. Nicky Nook, Scorton near Garstang. The North West Ambulance Service reported a 28-year-old female with an ankle injury on Nick Nook near Grizedale Reservoir . Team treated the casualty and carried her, up hill, on a Bell Mountain Rescue stretcher to a waiting North West Air Ambulance near the summit of Nicky Nook for the onward journey to the Royal Preston Hospital. 3 Team 4 x 4 Landrovers deployed with 23 Team members involved, some leaving the MR England & Wales AGM at Lancashire Police HQ, Hutton to attend this incident. (36 Rescue Person Hours)

S11. 10th May. Standby Search. 20:29 Hrs. Glasson Dock. Team Incident Controllers contacted by Lancashire Police requesting use of a Drowned Victim Search Dog at Glasson Dock. Our Team Leader liaised with the dog handler, who is a member of Bolton MRT, but in the end, no MR assets deployed. Sadly, we understand a body was located in Morecambe Bay. Our thoughts extended to the missing persons family at this sad time.

20. 9th May. Spot Pick-up. 15:05 Hrs. Gisburn Forest, Bowland. The North West Ambulance Service requested assistance with a mountain biker, male aged 32, fallen with head injury, in Gisburn Forest. Team members undertaking a street collection in Chorley were able to immediately deploy in one of our 4 x 4 Landrover Ambulances. Other Team members at our Garstang Training Base, undertaking the MREW Casualty Care Course, were also able to respond immediately in two Landrovers. A fourth Landrover deploying from our Smelt Mill Headquarters in the Trough of Bowland. However, on arrival the casualty had walked to the Land Ambulance and was safe. 16 Team members involved in this incident. (16 Rescue Person Hours)

S10. 8th May. Standby Search. 13:46 Hrs. Hesketh Bank, West Lancashire. Team Incident Controllers paged by Lancashire Police. They were in the early stages of a search for a missing vulnerable male in the Hesketh Bank area. However, after consulting with the Police Officer in charge of the search it was decided that at this stage there was not enough information to mount a search. Team remained on standby should more intelligence become available but we were not required.

19. 8th May. Spot Pick-up / Search. 11:43 Hrs. Healey Nab near Chorley. Team requested by the North West Ambulance Service to undertake an urgent search to locate a vulnerable 14-year-old female thought to be in the woods on Healey Nab and giving cause for concern as to her safety. First Team members on scene, with local Police Officers who had also responded, immediately commenced a search of the area. Thankfully on the first sweep of the area the young person was located, safe, in the main quarry area of Healey Nab. After being checked over by paramedics, she was able to walk off the Nab. The paramedics and the casualty were then transported in a Team vehicle back to the land ambulance on the Chorley side of the Nab. 12 Team members with two of our Landrover Ambulances involved in this incident. Other Team members on standby should it have been necessary to undertake a more protracted search. (12 Rescue Person Hours)


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