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

45. 18th October. Spot Pick-Up. 16:21 Hrs. Nicky Nook near Garstang. Team requested to assist a male mountain biker, aged 15, with a severe head injury. Whilst descending a steep slope near the summit of Nicky Nook he had gone over the handlebars of his bike. Casualty treated by paramedics from the North West Air Ambulance (Helimed 72) and placed on a longboard. He was then transferred to a mountain rescue stretcher and then carried back up the steep slope to the waiting helicopter a short distance away. 18 Team members responding to this incident with two of our 4 x 4 Landrover ambulances. (27 Rescue Person Hours)

44. 5th October. Spot Pick-Up. 15:33 Hrs. Anglezarke Quarry near Chorley. A male climber had fallen to the ground from the first pitch of the classic rock climb Golden Tower (E2, 5a) in Anglezarke Quarry. Reported with back and neck injuries. First Aid administered and he was evacuated on a mountain rescue stretcher to the road. 22 Team members responding to this incident. (33 Rescue Person Hours)

43. 5th October. Spot Pick-Up / RTC. 13:45 Hrs. Trough Bridge, Marshaw, Bowland. As we were packing up and closing down our Smelt Mill Headquarters following the team training weekend the North West Air Ambulance appeared overhead. This was followed by a land ambulance that was travelling to the area of Sykes Farm to attend a cyclist that had fallen in a ditch. An offer to follow up with one of our 4 x 4 Landrover ambulances was accepted by the crew. In the meantime, one of our vehicles that had left earlier had arrived first on scene and had attracted the attention of the Air Ambulance with a smoke flare. The incident was in fact on the other side of the Trough from Sykes near Trough Bridge. The Air Ambulance was able to land on the road and the casualty was carried to the aircraft by the Team for the flight to Lancaster. (30 Rescue Person Hours)

S17. 4th October. Standby Search / Advice. 16:00 Hrs. Bowland. During the Team training weekend a Police Officer called in at our Smelt Mill Headquarters in the Trough of Bowland with a report of a vulnerable male missing from Blackpool and thought to be in the area. The Officer was advised that if the missing person’s car was located we would be available to carry out a search. The Officer was requested to preserve any potential PLS (Place Last Seen) for the maximum benefit of tracking, trailing and search dog resources.

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