October. Search. 08:00 Hrs. Longridge. The Team commenced a search for a
missing female described as vulnerable. Missing since
the previous day but Team only called on second day of
search. As Team was about to deploy on initial tasks a
report came of a sighting just outside the Town. The
missing person was located, alive, in a ditch by the
roadside and taken to hospital. (12 Rescue Person Hours)
October. Spot Pick-up. 12:58 Hrs. Great Hill, Anglezarke
Moor. A group of eight
teenagers on a Bronze Duke of Edinburgh Award expedition
got into difficulties on Anglezarke Moor. Weather
conditions quite challenging with heavy rain and high
winds. Two members of the party suffering hypothermia
were evacuated by the Police Helicopter. Rest of party
walked off the hill. 26 Team members attending this
incident supported by Bolton MRT with16 persons. (39
Rescue Person Hours)
October. Search. 13:15 Hrs. Silverdale Near Carnforth. Team requested to search
for a vulnerable male in the Silverdale area. Reported
as about to self-harm. However, with 25 Team members on
route we were stood down when the missing person was
located, cold and confused, on a lane in Silverdale and
transported to hospital by the Ambulance Service. (25
Rescue Person Hours)
October. Search. 18:30 Hrs. Pontins Holiday Camp,
requested to search the area around the Pontins Holiday
Camp on the sea front at Blackpool for a missing person.
Concern for persons safety as he was a Down’s Syndrome
sufferer. An extensive search of sand dunes and a nature
reserve area, assisted by the Lancashire Police
helicopter, was undertaken but nothing found. It was
considered that the missing person may have headed
towards the bright lights of Blackpool with a possible
sighting. Team commenced a sweep search northwards along
the beach & promenade using the P.A. on Landrover to
attract attention of the public. It worked! Missing
person was located, safe, by two Team members in an
amusement arcade between the South and Central Piers.
(60 Rescue Person Hours)
On the 27th
September the Team once again provided Rescue Safety
Cover for the Annual 3 Peaks Cyclo Cross in North
Yorkshire. Two incidents to report as follows:
September. Spot Pick-Up. 14:10 Hrs. Pen-y-Ghent. North
Yorkshire. A competitor
fell from his bike on Pen-y-Ghent lane and sustained a
painful hip injury. He was placed in a full body vacuum
mattress and transported to a waiting land ambulance in
September. Spot Pick-Up. 11:15 Hrs. Cold Cotes near
Clapham. North Yorkshire. A competitor fell from his bike a
few 100 metres from completing the descent from
Ingleborough. He sustained a probable broken collar bone
with cuts and bruises to his head and arms. He was
assisted to the road head, seen by a doctor and advised
to go to his local A & E.
September. Search. 19:05 Hrs. Penwortham, Preston.
Team requested to search
for a missing elderly female described as vulnerable and
confused. Missing for some 8 hours. The search area
concentrated on an area of open ground around the "Old
Tram Line", adjacent woods, and playing fields. During
the initial searches of the area the news came that the
missing person had been located in Lancaster and the
search was called off. (25 Rescue person Hours)
September. Spot Pick-up. 12:20 Hrs. Beacon Fell Country
Park. Second call out of
September. Spot Pick-up. 14:00 Hrs. Lead Mines Clough,
Anglezarke Moors. A man
had fallen from his horse sustaining a head injury and
possible neck / spine injuries. The Team, on exercise in
area immediately responded. Team members not on exercise
but living in the Chorley area requested to attend as
well. However, the Team stood down when it was reported
that the injured person had walked to the land
ambulance. (13 Rescue Person Hours)
September. Search. 06:45 Hrs. Eaves Wood, Silverdale
near Carnforth. The Team
was contacted at 22:25 Hrs the previous evening with a
request to assist in the search for a person missing.
Missing for some 10 days from Warrington. His car had
just been located in Silverdale. An extensive search of
the woods, farmland and surrounding area was undertaken
supported by mounted Police officers. Nothing found.
(152 Rescue Person Hours)
September. Search .19:50 Hrs. Whittle-le-Woods near
Police requested the Team to search an area around Shaw
Hill Golf Club and some adjacent quarries for a missing
elderly male. However as the search was about to
commence he was located near Chorley. 15 Team members
responding to this incident. (5 Rescue Person Hours)
August. Search. 09:05 Hrs. Lancaster. A female, missing in Manchester
since the 15th June was possibly in the
Lancaster area. A former patient at the Moor Hospital.
An extensive search of the Moor Hospital grounds and the
adjacent Williamson Park / Ashton Memorial area was
undertaken over the next 8 hours. Team stood down at
17:00 Hrs with nothing found. 20 Team members attending
this search. (160 Rescue Person Hours)
& 8th August. A small number of Team members
provided a display and first aid cover for the Beacon
Fell Country Park Open Day.
August. Search. Advice 17:00 Hrs. Whalley.
Team contacted by the Police as to
what could be provided in the search for a missing from
home in the centre of Whalley. No requirement for a
search at this time. Police, also informed that this was
part of Rossendale SRT’s area.
August. The Team again provided rescue safety cover for
the Borrowdale Fell Race. No incidents to report.
July. Spot. Pick-up 17:35 Hrs. River Lostock, Leyland.
Team requested by
Lancashire Ambulance Service to assist with the
evacuation of a male from the River Lostock. Male
reported as fallen down a very steep bank. However, the
Team stood down responding when news was received that
the person had been recovered by the Ambulance crew and
some local "helpers". 20 Team members responded to this
incident. (10 Rescue Person Hours)
June. Team again provided rescue safety cover for the
annual 4 Peaks Challenge in the Lake District.
June. Search. 09:45 Hrs. Preston.
Team requested to search for an
8-year-old male. Missing from his home for some hours.
However, the Team stood down responding when the news
quickly came that he had been located safe and well.
June. Search. 10:49 Hrs. Parbold Hill.
Police had been informed by a
member of the public of clothing and possessions spread
along a footpath on Parbold Hill. The clothing appeared
to belong to a male. The Team commenced a search of the
area supported by the Lancashire Police Helicopter.
After a number of sightings of a highly mobile
semi-naked man were reported from the area it was
decided that the Team would stand down. 16 Team members
attending this incident. (102 Rescue Person Hours)
The following day the missing person was sighted near
Wrighttington and arrested.
June. Search / Advice.15:59 Hrs. Pendle Hill.
Female separated from her
walking group on Pendle Hill in thick mist. Located by a
male walker who contacted the police but female in
distraught state having become separated. Deputy Team
Leader was able to speak to the informant and determined
that he would be able to walk the lady off the hill and
the Team would not be required. Rossendale Team Leader
informed of the incident as this was in their area. (2
Rescue Person Hours)
May. Search. 10:45 Hrs. Yarrow Valley Country Park near
to search for a vulnerable female missing since 21:30
Hrs the previous day having told her family she was
going to "jump in the Big Lodge" at the Yarrow Valley
Country Park. Shortly after commencing search areas the
missing person was located, safe, wandering near Chorley
Market. 16 team members attending this incident. (24
Rescue Person Hours)
April. Search. Standish, Wigan. Team called
May 14:00 Hrs.
requested to assist Bolton MRT in the search for a
vulnerable female missing from home. Search of various
areas undertaken but nothing found. (102 Rescue Person
Unfortunately the body of the missing person was located
two days later in a local pond.
April. Spot Pick-up. Pen-y-Ghent, North Yorkshire.
Whilst providing safety rescue cover for the Annual 3
Peaks Fell Race a competitor sustained an ankle injury
descending Pen-y-Ghent. The casualty was transported off
the fell by Team 4 x 4 Landrover.
April. Spot-Pick-up. 16:24 Hrs. Ashton Park, Preston.
Team requested to assist an ambulance, with patient,
stuck in Ashton Park. Patient transferred to another
ambulance by the Team and the stuck ambulance towed out
by Team Landrover. (6 Rescue Person Hours)
April. Search. 16:23 Hrs. Longridge.
Request to search for a missing
male from a farm in Longridge. Unfortunately, the body
of the missing man was located and after the police had
undertaken the necessary he was recovered to the road
head by the Team. Our thoughts and sympathies are
extended to the missing persons family. (63 rescue
6 & 7. 21st
& 22nd March. Search. Cwmcarn, Newport, South
Wales. The Teams
SARDA(England) Dog handler and search dog Moss along
with a navigator were requested to assist in the search
for two females suspected of being murdered.
Unfortunately, the body of one of the missing females
was located during this search.
March. Spot Pick-up. Kentmere, Lake District.
Whilst on a SARDA assessment a
"dogsbody" fell whilst crossing a river and sustained a
lower leg and neck injury. Two Team members went to his
aid. Kendal MSRT were contacted and an RAF Helicopter
was also requested. Casualty was evacuated by helicopter
to the Furness General Hospital.
March. Search. Ince-in-Makerfield, Wigan.
A second day of searching (7 hours)
but again nothing found.
The missing person was located at an Aunt’s house, safe,
some days later.
March. Search 14:15 Hrs. Ince-in-Makerfield, Wigan.
Request to assist Bolton
MRT in the search for a missing 14-year-old female. 5
hours spent searching but nothing found.
February. Search. 20:30 Hrs. Longton, Preston.
Team requested to search for a 7-year-old male. Missing
from his bedroom. However, as the Team was about to
deploy the missing person was located, safe, in another
part of the house! (2.5 Rescue Person Hours)
February. Advice 14:00 Hrs. Clapham, North Yorkshire.
Team Leader was contacted direct by phone by a group of
walkers in difficulty in the Clapham area. Two of their
party separated and not returned. Information was passed
Cave Rescue Organisation as this is their operational
area. (0.5 Rescue Person Hours)