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

44. Monday 3 rd July. Spot Pick-Up. 16:36 Hrs. Nicky Nook near Garstang. The North West Ambulance Service requested assistance with a female, reported with a lower leg injury, near the summit of Nicky Nook. North West Air Ambulance also attending. Team treated the casualty then carried her to the waiting helicopter for the onward journey to the Royal Preston Hospital. Nineteen Team members with two of our Landrover Ambulances responding to this incident. (30 Rescue Peron Hours)

43. Sunday 2 nd July. Search. 22:03 Hrs. Blackpool. Team requested by Lancashire Police to assist in the search for an 85-year- old male missing from Blackpool Victoria Hospital. Search of area around hospital, Stanley Park, area around zoo and Marton Mere required. Team stood down on route with 11 people mobile when the good news was received that the missing person had been located, safe, at his home address in Preston. (11 Rescue person Hours)

42. Thursday 29 th June. Spot Pick-up. 14:13 Hrs. Red Scar, Grimsargh near Preston. Team requested to assist the North West Ambulance Service with a 62-year- old female with a leg injury fallen in fields near Preston Crematorium. Very wet and muddy conditions underfoot with ambulance paramedics on scene requesting assistance with the carry off. Team carried the casualty on a Bell Mountain Rescue stretcher the short distance to the waiting Land Ambulance. Twelve Team members with one of our Landrover Ambulances involved in this incident. (12 Rescue Person Hours)

S11. Monday 26 th June. Standby Search. 18:42 Hrs. Ashurst’s Beacon, Skelmersdale. Lancashire Police requesting assistance in the developing search for a vulnerable missing male. As initial contact was made with the police, they were able to inform us that they had a possible sighting of the missing person that was being investigated. A short time later we were informed that the missing person had been located, was safe and the Team was not required.

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