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

52. Wednesday 17th August. Search 21:07 Hrs. Gisburn Forest, Bowland. Team requested by Lancashire Police to undertake an urgent search for a mountain biker lost in Gisburn Forest. Separated from his party and not seen for some hours. His party had searched their route to no avail and due to the nature of mountain biking it was decide to mount an immediate search. Team on exercise at Beacon Fell immediately deploying to the Hub at Stephen Park within the Forest with two Landrover Ambulances. Team Controller plus one Team member going to meet the informant at Cocklett Hill car park. Others returning from Beacon Fell to our vehicle base in Garstang to pick up our Control vehicle and minibus. Team stood down on-route when it was determined that the missing biker had been found, by another group of mountain bikers and was safe. 21 Team members responding to this incident. (21 Rescue Person Hours)

S12. Sunday 13th August. Standby Search. 10:51 Hrs. Cuerden Valley Country Park near Leyland. Lancashire Police received a report from a member of the public of some personal items covered in blood in the Cuerden Valley Country Park area. A further search of the area by the police revealed an item of clothing with blood on it. This lead to concern that there was an injured person in the area but there was no report of anyone missing. Police requested we assist in the search of the area. Team brought to standby with 13 Team members available plus SARDA (Wales) Trailing Search Dog Boris and handlers from Bolton MRT also available. Two Team members attending our base at Garstang to ready vehicles. Team stood down when the person who owned the items was identified and he was safe. A false alarm but of good intent. (18 Rescue Person Hours)

51. Thursday 10th August. Spot Pick-up. 12:50 Hrs. Molewyns, North Wales. A Team member assisted South Snowdonia Search & Rescue Team with a male who had chest pains. Aberglaslyn MRT also attending. (2 Rescue Person Hours)

50. Saturday 6th August. Spot Pick-Up. Borrowdale, Lake District. Since the very first event in 1974 the Team has provided Fell Safety Cover for the Borrowdale Fell Race in the Lake District and this year was no exception. Many participants treated for minor injuries on the field at the end of the race with one fell incident to report. A participant injured his hand / fingers in a fall. He was treated by two Team members at Sty Head, advised to retire from the event and seek further medical treatment (attend hospital). (1 rescue Person Hour)

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