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

35. 8th August. Search. 09:22 Hrs. Blackpool. The Teams SARDA(England) dog handler and search dog, Floss accompanied by one Team member with a Team Landrover to act as navigator / support assisted Lancashire Police and the Coastguard with a search of the shore line at Blackpool for a missing 71-year old male. Large area of sand dunes and open land searched near Blackpool Airport. Nothing found. (8 Rescue Person Hours)
Post Script: Sadly, the body of the missing man was recovered the following day. The Team extends it’s thoughts and sympathies to the gentleman’s family and friends at this time.

34. 6th August. Spot Pick-up. 16:20 Hrs. Littledale, Bowland. A forestry worker sustained serious leg injuries when a large tree he was cutting down sprang back and pinned him down. Fellow workers were able to free him with the use of chain saws. Team members assisted NWAS Service paramedics with his treatment and then carried him down a steep embankment to the waiting North West Air Ambulance that had also been called. He was quickly packaged on to the aircraft for the short journey to the Lancaster Royal Infirmary. (15 Rescue Person Hours)

33. 5th August. Search. 13:53 Hrs. Astley Park near Chorley. Team requested to search for a vulnerable female. Police had identified Astley Park in Chorley as an area the missing person may head for. It was decided to use search dogs and a tracking team commencing at 16:00 Hrs with the rest of the Team arriving from 17:00 Hrs onwards. By 19:00 Hrs all search tasks had been completed with nothing found and we stood down pending more information. (45 Rescue Person Hours)
Post Script: Shortly after we had left the scene the missing female was located by Police, safe, at an address well outside our search area.
The Team has provided rescue cover for the Annual Borrowdale Fell Race (41st year of attendance). Apart from the usual cuts and bruises at the finish two incidents to report as follows:

32. 2nd August. Spot Pick-Up. 14:15 Hrs. Corridor Route, Scafell Pike, Lake District. Our Checkpoint at Sty Head received reports from participants that a fellow runner had fallen a significant distance (20m) down into a gully further up the Corridor Route near "the waterfalls". Our Control was informed and they contacted Wasdale MRT. Two Team members from Scafell Pike and two from Sty Head (taking rescue equipment from the Stretcher Box) immediately commenced a search of the route. They were joined by a member of Wasdale Team who was also in the area. On arriving at the incident location, the Team treated the casualty who had significant injuries. The Great North Air Ambulance arrived followed soon after by Wasdale Team, who had also called in Duddon & Furness MRT, and they continued with the casualties’ treatment. He was winched from the gully to the valley floor by an RAF Search & Rescue Sea King helicopter and then transferred to the Great North Air Ambulance for the onward journey to hospital. (8 Rescue Person Hours)

31. 2nd August. RTC. 11:40 Hrs. Honister Pass, Borrowdale, Lake District. Two Team members dealt with a cyclist who had fallen from his bike and crashed into a wall sustaining elbow injuries. The Great North Air Ambulance was also in attendance but due relatively minor injuries he was transferred by land ambulance to Carlisle. (2 Rescue Person Hours)/span>


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