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Latest Call Outs, Incidents & Other Events. Numbered 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)

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