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Call Outs, Incidents & Other Events.
Incidents are reported to Mountain Rescue - England & Wales
54. 28th December. Search. 22:43 Hrs. Fulwood,
Preston. Team requested to search for a vulnerable female who was
giving Police cause for concern as to her safety. Last seen at approximately
18:30 Hrs but only reported missing at 21:30 Hrs. Areas of woodland and parkland
searched but nothing found. Team stood down just after 03:00 Hrs with the person
still outstanding having completed all identified tasks from the information
available. 13 Team members attending this incident. (52 Rescue Person Hours)
Postscript: We understand that the missing person contacted her family later in
the day from Blackpool and that, thankfully, she was safe.
53. 28th December. Spot Pick-Up. 13:13 Hrs. White Coppice, Anglezarke,
West Pennine Moors. Deputy Team leader received a call from Bolton MRT.
They had been advised of a female, aged 53, with a leg/ankle injury having
slipped on ice. Incident passed to us as in our operational area. Casualty had
fallen just at the start of the steep descent from the moors to White Coppice.
With injuries treated with a vacuum splint, pain relieving gas administered and
wrapped in a warm casualty bag the casualty was carried down to the Cricket
Ground at White Coppice. (20 Rescue Person Hours)
52. 24th December. Spot Pick-Up. 11:52 Hrs. Lord’s Lot Wood near
Carnforth. North West Ambulance Service paged the Team with a request
to support a Land Ambulance and crew with an injured female in Lord’s Lot Wood
near Carnforth. Casualty had suffered a leg injury, which was duly splinted. The
Team utilised an All Terrain Vehicle (ATV) to assist with the evacuation to the
road head. 12 Team members attending with two of our 4 x 4 Landrover’s. (12
Rescue Person Hours)
51. 20th December. Spot Pick-Up. 17:07 Hrs. Gisburn Forest, Bowland.
Team requested to assist with a male mountain biker, aged 43, in Gisburn Forest
near Hesbert Hall. Fallen from his bike with a shoulder injury. Team requested
to RV with a NWAS land ambulance at The Hub. The Team was stood down at 17:33
with vehicles mobile and other Team members going direct. The land ambulance
crew had been able to meet up with the casualty. This incident happened on the
bottom section of the ”Hope Line”. (12 Rescue Person Hours)
Langden Castle in the heart of our area.