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2001 Incidents and Call Outs
31. 8th December
Spot Pick Up
15.20hrs Heapy near Chorley.
Lancashire Ambulance requested Team to assist in a pick up of a fallen horse
rider to waiting ambulance.
30. 1st December
10.00 hrs Lancaster.
Team was called again to search for missing student (see incident 29), after
personal items identified as the student’s were found by a local farmer north
east of Lancaster. The Team utilised 5 Search Dogs and the full Team on the
search, but once again after an extensive search nothing was found and the Team
stood down at 16.00 hrs. SARDA search dogs from Calder Valley SRT were in
(Post note – The students body was
found some days latter outside areas searched)
29. 27th November
10.22 hrs Lancaster.
Team called to search Williamson Park and surrounding countryside for missing
male student aged 20. Police alerted the Team after his parents had reported
him missing and had failed to attend University lectures. After an extensive
search nothing was found and the Team stood down at 16.44 hrs. Lancashire
Police ASU were in support.
28. 18th November
14.30 hrs Tower Lodge, Trough Road, Forest of Bowland.
Team called to car fire on the Trough Road, transported mother and 2 small
children back to our Smelt Mill Headquarters for safety whilst awaiting for the
Fire & Rescue Service. Team vehicle was placed in prominent position to warn
27. 15th November
13.45 hrs Rivington.
The Team was paged to attend an incident at Rivington. Report of male with
suspected broken ankle. As this is not the Teams normal area of operation the
call was passed to our neighbouring Team, Bolton MRT, immediately.
26. 11th November
Spot Pick Up
14.00 hrs approx. Dunsop Bridge, Forest of Bowland.
Team was alerted by Lancashire Ambulance Service to a male suspected of having
an angina attack close to Smelt Mill, our Headquarters in the Trough of Bowland.
The man was treated at scene and lifted to hospital by Air Ambulance
25. 14th October
21.45 hrs Tunstall, North Lancashire.
Team called to assist Lancashire Police in the recovery of a body of a
fisherman, found on the banks of the River Lune. Indications are that the
fisherman may have died following a heart attack. The Team carried the body
about 1.5 km to waiting vehicle and stood down 23.55 hrs.
24. 14th October
19.20 hrs Longridge Fell / Stoneyhurst College.
A hot air balloon had been reported on fire and crashing into Longridge Fell.
After an extensive search on and around the Fell nothing was found and the Team
stood down at 21.20 hrs.
23. 10th October
04.30 hrs Chorley. Team
was paged by Lancashire Police to urgently mount a search for a missing 9 year
old, in open ground east of Chorley. As the Team was mobilising, thankfully, the
child turned up safe. Team stood down at 04.40 hrs.
22. 29th September
12.40 hrs Blackpool.
Search for missing male with punctured lung after being reported missing by
staff from A & E at the Royal Victoria Hospital. Team was requested to search
countryside at the rear of the hospital. The person was located and the Team
stood down at 13.05 hrs just as we were about to deploy.
21. 23rd September
Search 20.05 hrs
requested to search wooded area near Burscough for a missing young person, after
reports of persons eating “magic mushrooms” and the possibilities of the persons
being unconscious. The person was located and the Team stood down at 21.40 hrs.
20. 9th September
18.00 hrs Cockerham.
Search for missing male aged 20 believed to be suicidal. After an extensive
search of the surrounding area, the man was found safe and well by the Team. The
Team stood down at 22.25 hrs. Lancashire Police Air Support Unit was in support.
19. 6th September
20.40 hrs Goosnargh / Whittingham Area.
Search for missing male with drug problems, also believed to have suicidal
tendencies. The man turned up on his own accord just as Team was paged. We stood
down at 20.50 hrs.
18. 2nd September
09.05 hrs Poulton-Le-Fylde & Hambleton.
Search for missing male aged 24 described as depressed. The search was centred
on open countryside and the banks of the River Wyre. Nothing found and the Team
was stood down at 11.45 hrs. SARDA dog used (Bracken).
17. 28th August
Spot Pick Up
14.45 hrs Fairsnape Fell, Forest of Bowland.
The Team was again called to assist Lancashire Ambulance after a Para-glider
crash-landed on Fairsnape Fell with suspected leg fractures. The Team evacuated
the injured man by stretcher to the waiting Air Ambulance.
16. 8th August
Spot Pick Up
15.00 hrs Anglezarke Quarry, West Pennine Moors.
A male climber aged 38 had fallen approximately 35 feet, sustaining suspected
pelvic and lower arm injuries. Team evacuated the man about half a mile using a
specialised vacuum mat stretcher to the waiting Air Ambulance Helicopter, from
where he was taken to Bolton R.I. The Team was stood down at 16.40 hrs.
15. 4th August
Borrowdale Fell Race.
The Team again provided safety cover for the annual Borrowdale Fell Race. No
incidents to report.
14. 27th July
Spot Pick Up
18.01 hrs Fairsnape Fell, Forest of Bowland.
A call was received from Lancashire Ambulance Service to attend an incident on
Fairsnape Fell, where a male Para-glider had crashed. The pilot had got caught
in turbulence and lost control crashing approximately forty feet into the side
of Fairsnape Fell. He had a suspected broken leg, broken arm and facial
injuries. The Team attended along side Air Ambulance medics then stretchered him
down the fell to a waiting ambulance.
13. 7th July
A59 near Clitheroe.
Team called out to assist Rossendale Search and Rescue Team for a missing
depressed suicidal male. Search made of
road verges. The man turned up safe and both Teams were stood down.
12. 6th July
Euxton near Chorley.
Team called out to search for missing depressed male. The man was located by an
off duty police officer and the Team was stood down not long after.
11. 1st July
17.35 hrs Adlington.
Team called again to search for the missing male (incident 10) after new
information following the discovery of a note written by the missing Individual.
The missing male was again not located and the Teams was stood down at 23.00
hrs. Bolton MRT were in attendance again.
10. 30th June
11.35 hrs Adlington.
Call out to assist Bolton MRT in an expanding search of open countryside around
Adlington for missing vulnerable 46-year-old male. After an extensive search of
the area the missing male was not located and the Teams were stood down at 19.15
9. 24th June
16.45 hrs Standish, Greater Manchester.
Team called to assist Bolton MRT in search for missing 83 year old female
recently placed in a local care home. After an extensive search the missing lady
was not found and both Teams were stood down at 23.00 hrs.
8. 11th May
11.05 hrs Denham Quarry & West Pennine Moors.
Team called to search for missing female (see incident 7). After an extensive
search of Anglezarke Moor, Denham Woods and Tockholes Brow nothing was found.
However two Team members and a search dog did come across a make shift shelter
together with a possible sighting of the female in Denham Woods. This
information was passed onto the police, who later confirmed that it was the
missing person after she had turned up some hours later without informing
anyone. Team stood down at 20.05 hrs. Bolton MRT assisted.
7. 10th May
21.10 hrs Whittle-Le-Woods.
Team Leader informed of missing female by Lancashire Police (possibly
suicidal). Team on standby but not required.
6. 9th May
07.20 hrs Walton-Le-Dale.
Team Search Controllers called to search woods in the Walton-Le-Dale area for a
missing girl. Full Team page had just been called when the girl was found on
wasteland with arm injuries. Team attendance was not required
5. 20th February
20.44 hrs Pendle Hill (Barley).
Team called to assist Rossendale SRT in search for missing male and three
children aged two,
seven. They had become lost in
mist during their decent of Pendle Hill. All were found safe and well at
approximately 22.00 hrs in Ogden Clough by our SARDA dog Bracken and handler.
Lancashire Police helicopter in support.
4. 20th February
14.45 hrs Dunsop Bridge, Forest of Bowland.
Lancashire Police requested Team assistance in the recovery of body (female)
from steep ground between the Team’s Smelt Mill Headquarters and Langden Intake,
Trough Road. The car in which the female was travelling had left the road and
crashed down the embankment coming to rest approximately forty feet from the
3. 20th January
Spot Pick Up
15.22 hrs Chipping, Forest of Bowland.
Hang glider crashed on landing, injuring pilot. Lancashire Ambulance Service
called Team to evacuate pilot to waiting ambulance however the pilot was
evacuated by the Air Ambulance and the Team was stood down at 15.35 hrs.
2. 10th January
Crag / Body Recovery
09.00 hrs Warton Crag, North Lancashire.
Lancashire Police requested a small Team to search the top of the crag for
personal articles connected with incident 1. Indications are that the man may
have been bird watching and slipped at the top of the crag. The crag face
directly above the line of fall was also searched.
1. 9th January
Crag / Body Recovery
15.20hrs Warton Crag, North Lancashire.
A male fell approximately 250 ft, found dead at scene. Team recovered the body
from the foot of the crag to a waiting ambulance.