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Call Outs, Incidents & Other Events.
Incidents are reported to Mountain Rescue - England & Wales
14. Friday 24th
February. Spot Pick-up. 17:00 Hrs. Jenny Brown’s Point, Silverdale, North
Lancashire. Team requested to assist the North
West Ambulance service with a casualty in a difficult position at Jenny Brown’s
Point, Silverdale. Stood down on route, as the North West Air Ambulance had been
able to land close by and, with the help of Coastguard SAR, were able to extract
the casualty. Seventeen Team members responding to this incident. (17 Rescue
Person Hours )
13. Thursday 23rd February. Search. 09:00
Hrs. Leyland Area. Team requested to assist with the search for a male,
missing from home in the Leyland area. Search of the River Lostock, woods and
open ground undertaken in difficult conditions as Storm Doris swept through.
Team stood down at 15:15 Hrs with our allocated tasks completed. Nothing found.
Eighteen Team members attending this incident supported by members of Bolton
MRT. (112 Rescue Person Hours)
Postscript. Unfortunately we have
been informed that the body of the missing person has been located. Our thoughts
and sympathies are extended to family and friends of the missing person at this
S5. Sunday 19th
February. Stand-by Search. 15:47 Hrs. Angelzarke, West Pennine Moors.
As the Team was returning from Incident 12 another request was made from
Lancashire Police, via Bolton MRT, to assist with a vulnerable missing person
reported as on Angelzarke Moor. However, on contacting the Force Incident
Manager and with new information available it was decide that the missing person
was not on the moors. Neither Team deployed.
12. Sunday 19th
February. Search. 10:42 Hrs. Duxbury Area near Chorley. Request from
Lancashire Police to join the developing search for a 16-year-old male, missing
overnight, and giving cause for concern as to his safety. Search of woods and
open ground near Duxbury Golf Club and along the River Yarrow required. Team
stood down at 14:40 Hrs when it was reported that the young person had been
located, outside search areas and was safe. 28 Team members attending. Other MR
resources involved included Bolton MRT (11 persons including Trailing Dog team)
and a search dog and handler from SARDA(Isle of Man) who were in the North West
on a training exercise. Non-MR assets included Lancashire Fire & Rescue Service
Urban Search & Rescue Team plus their drone. (140 Rescue Person Hours)
Langden Castle in the heart of our area.
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