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

24. Wednesday 12th April. Spot Pick-Up. 12:16 hrs. Gisburn Forest, Bowland. Team requested to assist a female walker with a lower leg injury in Gisburn Forest. Paramedics from the North West Ambulance Service had located the casualty in woods north of The Hub at Stephen Park but they were unable to extract the casualty and requested the Teams assistance. Team carried the casualty some 400m to the waiting Land Ambulance. Twelve Team members with two of our 4 x 4 Landrover ambulances attending this incident. (42 Rescue Person Hours)

23. Saturday 8th April. Spot Pick-up. 22:03 Hrs. Houghton Bottoms. Third Call Out of the day. Just after returning our vehicles to bases at Garstang & Penwortham from Incident 22 a further page from the North West Ambulance Service. They had received report of a 20-year-old male fallen from a rope swing. Reported as not alert and in a difficult position across a ford and in woods. Paramedic RRV also responding but not on scene. Team was again stood down on-route when it was reported by the first Paramedic on-scene that the casualty had made his way back to the roadside and was safe. Twelve Team members responding to this incident. (4 Rescue Person Hours)

22. Saturday 8th April. Search. 20:10 Hrs. Yealand Redmayne, North Lancashire. Team contacted by Lancashire Police requesting assistance with a developing search in the north of the county. A 14-year-old male had been reported missing, last seen some hours earlier and giving cause for concern as to his welfare. The Team was stood down deploying to the area when the missing person was located, safe. Twelve Team members responding to this incident (12 Rescue Person Hours)

21. Saturday 8th April. Spot Pick-up. 12:17 Hrs. Fair Snape Fell, Bowland. The North West Air Ambulance requested assistance with a crashed paraglider on the steep slopes of Fair Snape Fell to the south west of the trig point. Reported with possible back injuries. Team was able to access the fell from Higher Fair Snape Farm with one of our 4 x 4 Landrover Ambulances able to reach the summit and others walking up. Team carried the casualty, uphill, on a Bell Mountain Rescue Stretcher to the waiting Air Ambulance for the onward journey to the Royal Preston Hospital. 16 Team members with two of our Landrover Ambulances involved in this incident (72 Rescue Person Hours)

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