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

29. Thursday 27th April. Search. 10:25 Hrs. River Lune, Lancaster. Team requested to assist with the ongoing search for a 30-year-old male. Missing overnight, the search concentrating on the tidal area of the River Lune below the weir at Halton. The banks of the river were searched from the weir to Oxcliffe. Seventeen members responding. Lancashire Fire & Rescue Service also attending. Team stood down just before 16:00 Hrs with no further tasks for MR The missing person remains outstanding. (95 Rescue Person Hours)

28. Wednesday 26th April. Body Recovery. 16:15 Hrs. Longridge Fell. Team requested by Lancashire Police to recover the body of a male walker who had collapsed on Longridge Fell. Task completed. The Teams thoughts and sympathies are extended to the family and friends of the missing person at this very sad time. (71.5 Rescue Person Hours)

27. Saturday 22nd April. Spot Pick-Up. 13:12 Hrs. Robinson, Lake District. A Team member assisted Keswick MRT with an incident on Robinson in the Lake District.

Keswick MRT Incident 2017/27

26. Sunday 16th April. Spot Pick-Up. 15:08 Hrs. Warton, North Lancashire. Team requested to assist a male "Paint Baller" who had dislocated his knee in woods at Crag Foot, Warton. Paramedics from the North West Ambulance Service had located the casualty but required assistance with the extraction. On our arrival, it was decided to use one of our full-length leg vacuum splints to immobilise the injured leg. Pain-killing gas also administered. The Team carried the casualty some 500m on a Bell Mountain Rescue Stretcher to the waiting Land Ambulance. Eighteen Team members with three of our 4 x 4 Landrover ambulances attending this incident. Thanks to the staff at the Paint Ball venue for the hot drinks. (45 Rescue Person Hours)

25. Friday 14th April. Spot Pick-Up. 12:06 hrs. Gisburn Forest, Bowland. Team requested to assist a male mountain biker in Gisburn Forest. Reported with shoulder and arm injuries in the Whelp Stone Crag area of the Forest. On entry into the forest, first Team members on scene located the casualty at the top of the Hope Line some distance from the reported location. Team splinted the injured arm and administered pain-killing gas. As the casualty was on a drivable track, a Land Ambulance was escorted to the casualty and he was handed over to the crew. Seventeen Team members with three of our 4 x 4 Landrover ambulances responding to this incident. (51 Rescue Person Hours)

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