12. 15th March. 14:12 Hrs Ginney Hey near Saddle End, Bowland.
Team requested to assist the North West Ambulance Service with a 70-year-old
female who had slipped and sustained an ankle injury. Team stood down with six
Team members on scene, as the North West Air Ambulance had been able to land
close by and was able to transport the casualty to the Royal Preston Hospital.
14 Team members responding to this incident. (21 rescue Person Hours)
S9. 10th March. Assist other MRT. 14:48 Hrs. Downham Moor, Pendle Hill. A Team
Incident Controller was contacted directly by a Controller from Rossendale &
Pendle MRT. They required assistance with a female who had fallen and badly
fractured her wrist on Downham Moor. The NW Air Ambulance was able to land close
by and both Teams were not required.
11. 8th March. Search. 16:37 Hrs Saddle Fell, Bowland. Team
Controllers received a report of a walker lost on the Bowland Fells. Very
sketchy information. An attempt to SARLOC the missing person was unsuccessful.
From the information provided by the missing person to the Police the Team was
able to determine that the casualty was in the Saddle Fell area. Initial plan
was for Team members to access the fell from Fell Foot over Parlick, Saddle End
Farm, Totridge and the Hareden and Langden valleys. Our headquarters at Smelt
Mill was opened up and prepared for an extended search. However, in fading light
a Police helicopter was able to locate the casualty on Saddle Fell. The
casualty, who was very cold, was evacuated by helicopter to Dunsop Bridge. A
Police officer was left behind on the fell to look after the casualties dog. The
Police helicopter is only allowed to transport specialist dog units. Two Team
members were then flown back up onto the fell to walk the dog down, the police
officer returning on the helicopter. Casualty and dog were reunited at Saddle
End Farm. Thanks to the farmer who gave the dog and our Team members a lift down
the hill in his quad bike and trailer. (40 Rescue Person Hours)
10. 5th March. Spot Pick-up. 16:10 Hrs. Birdy Brow, Longridge Fell.
The North West Ambulance Service requested that we assist with the
carry off on an 83-year-old male who had slipped and was unable to move. Air
Ambulance had been unable to land due to slopping land, trees and power lines.
Team carried the gentleman approximately 500 m across a very wet and muddy field
to a waiting Land Ambulance. 12 Team members involved in this incident with 3 of
our 4 x 4 Mountain Rescue ambulance also deployed. (18 Rescue Person Hours)
S7. 4th March. Standby Search. 21:30 Hrs. Newton-in-Bowland.
Team members at our Smelt Mill HQ in the Trough of Bowland were alerted by a
Police helicopter overhead. A Police officer called in and informed us they were
in the initial stages of a search for a missing 16-year-old female. As we were
discussing how the Team could assist, a radio message was received that the
young person had been located, safe.
Langden Castle in the heart of our area.