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Mountain Rescue - England & Wales
37. 7th November
Search / Spot Pick-Up
Hrs Anglezarke Quarry, West Pennine Moors.
Team requested to search for a male reported missing from Clitheroe and car
located at Anglezarke Quarry. Search of quarry, farmland and adjacent moors
requested. As the Team was responding to the RV news came that the man had been
quickly located at the bottom of the quarry with extensive injuries. The Team
was requested to assist in his extraction. Immediate medical care given by
paramedics from the North West Ambulance Service. Team packaged the casualty
using a vacuum mattress and carried him to the waiting ambulance. SARDA dog
units stood down responding. (40
Rescue Person Hours)
7th November Standby Search
07:55 Hrs Salesbury near Ribchester.
Team Leader received a “heads up” direct from an on duty Police Officer (Team
member) who was responding to a report of a missing female and dog near the
River Ribble at Salesbury. Car had been located. Rossendale Pendle MRT Team
Leader was contacted as to availability should a search be required.
Information received that the female was on holiday with the dog away
from Lancashire. The car had been lent to her brother who had been fishing
overnight. Team was not required. (1 Rescue Person Hours)
36. 6th November
09:27 Hrs Junction 4, M55, Blackpool.
Team requested to search an area of farmland and woods for a vulnerable male who
had been missing overnight. As the Team gathered at the RV near Junction 4 of
the M55 the missing person “appeared” having apparently been flushed out of
cover by all the activity. Teams trailing dog unit and a SARDA (E) dog handler
also responded. (33 Rescue Person
35. 1st November
13:00 Hrs Sabden.
Team requested to assist Rossendale & Pendle MRT in the search for a
missing female. Extensive searching of farmland and woods was undertaken but the
search was called off when the person was located, safe, having returned home.
(30 Rescue Person Hours)
15:32 Hrs Healy Nab near Chorley.
Team requested to recover the body of a male located in woods on Healy Nab. Task
completed. (50 Rescue Person hours)
October Team held a Flag Day & Street
Collection in Lancaster. Thanks to the members of the public for
their continued support.
14th October Standby Search 10:28 Hrs Ormskirk.
A search for a 77-year-old male, missing since the previous day. Police had
extensively searched all identified areas with open areas covered by the Police
helicopter. Team to standby and an Incident Controller dispatched to Ormskirk
Police station to review the operation. One small area of woodland identified
for re-search by the Team. However, person turned up safe in St. Helen’s and
Team stood down. (2 Rescue Person Hours)
33. 13th October Search
13:29 Hrs Ribbleton, Preston Team asked to search for a male who was suspected to be about to /
had self-harmed. Search of cemetery
and woods undertaken but nothing found.
Search Dogs from, Kendal MSRT & Cave Rescue Organisation assisting.
Police helicopter providing support and searching River Ribble near Samlesbury
Bottoms. (45 Rescue
Post Script. The body of the missing person was recovered from Preston Docks
some days later.
hrs Saddle Fell, Bowland While undertaking rescue safety cover for the UK National Fell
Running Relay Championships a female runner sustained an ankle injury. Team
evacuated casualty by stretcher and landrover to a location where the North West
Air Ambulance was able to land and complete the onward journey to the Royal
Preston Hospital. (10 Rescue Person Hours)
23:38 Hrs Blackpool.
Team requested to search for a missing 12-year-old male in the Blackpool area.
Search of sand dunes and coastal area near Blackpool Airport identified as
priority areas. Team Incident Controllers proceeding to area but stood down
before full Team page could be issued as missing person turned up safe and well.
(1 Rescue Person Hours)
14:25 Hrs Adlington. Team requested to search for missing 84-year-old female described as vulnerable.
Initially no suitable search areas for mountain rescue were identified and
relatives fully expected person to “re-appear” at 18:00 hrs. Team brought to
standby (15 persons available) with preparations made to commence search of
farmland near person’s home at 18:00 hrs. Missing person located safe at 17:25
hrs in Wigan Town centre and Team did not deploy.
22:00-06:00 Hrs Grizedale near Garstang.
Request from NWAS to provide a 4 x 4 Landrover ambulance to cover a concert
being held in a remote valley with no road access. 450 persons expected. Due to
the relative close proximity to our Garstang vehicle base it was decide the Team
would be paged at the same time as any land ambulance being dispatched using
normal procedures. The Team was not
19:05 Hrs Ribbleton, Preston Team requested to search for a missing 4-year-old female &
7-year-old male in the Ribbleton area of Preston. Search areas including
Cemetery, woods, open parkland, golf course and River Ribble (Identical to a
previous search in 2006, Incident 27).
A member of the public located them just after 21:00 hrs and the Team
stood down shortly afterwards. SARDA dogs from Cave Rescue & Kendal also
responded. (40 Rescue Person hours)
Healy Nab near Chorley.
Team requested by North West Ambulance Service to assist with a
female who had collapsed in the area of Healy Nab. Team was stood down on
arrival, as the Ambulance crew had been able to reach the lady.
(16 Rescue Person Hours)
1st September Team held a Flag Day & Street Collection in Garstang. Thanks to the
members of the Garstang public for their continued support.
29th August Search
20:00 Hrs Braithwaite, Keswick, Cumbria Teams trailing dog and
handler were requested to assist in the search for a vulnerable 74-year-old
gentleman missing from a holiday home in Braithwaite near Keswick. Nothing found
in the initial extensive searches but the person was located safe a few days
later in the Newlands Valley.
Keswick MRT Incident 58,
Spot Pick Up
hrs Kirkstone Pass, Cumbria.
Two Team members whilst training with SARDA assisted Langdale
Ambleside MRT with a cragfast male at Red Screes. (2 Rescue Person Hours)
Langdale Ambleside MRT
Incident 60, 2007.
25th August Standby
Search 17:50 Hrs Chipping.
Team member (an off duty Police Officer) contacted the Team Leader direct
with a report of an overdue fell runner from the Chipping Show Fell Race. Team
placed on standby whilst Team Leader set off for the show ground to confirm
route and plan search. However, person turned up safe on the show field arriving
some 2 hours after the previous competitor. Police helicopter was not available
and visibility was very poor on the tops.
Team again held a Flag Day & Street Collection in Leyland. Thanks to the members
of the Leyland public for their ongoing support.
August Spot Pick Up
requested by North West Ambulance Service to assist with a rider who had fallen
from her horse and sustained back/neck injuries. Air Ambulance not available due
to weather conditions. However, the Team was stood down with 2 vehicles
mobile when it was determined that the first land ambulance on scene was able to
access the casualty. (4 Rescue Person Hours)
5th August Search
23:00 Hrs Tavistock, Dartmoor
Teams trailing dog and handler, while on holiday in Cornwall, were requested by
Dartmoor SRT (Tavistock) to assist in the search for a missing male, aged 84,
reported as vulnerable & suffering Alzehimers. Person located, safe by Dartmoor
SRT (Ashburton). Second BPMRT person acted as navigator for SARDA (England) dog
handler. (12 Rescue Person hours)
Cover Borrowdale Fell Race, Keswick, Cumbria
The Team again provided safety cover for this event in the Lake District (our 34th
year). A shortened route this year due to the weather conditions and safety
considerations. No fell incidents to report. On the field the usual numbers of
competitors presented themselves at the Teams First Aid station with the usual
scrapes and bumps. (210 Rescue Person Hours)
August Spot Pick Up
by North West Ambulance Service to assist with a male casualty fallen out of a
tree with back injuries. Team members assisted with short carry across fields to
waiting land ambulance.
(14 Rescue Person Hours)
1st August Standby Search
20:45 Hrs Blackpool.
As the previous incident was coming to
a close Team Controller’s informed of another person missing from the hospital
and another search of open ground around the hospital was requested. However, as
this person had only just gone missing, having already been returned to the
hospital earlier in the day and was highly mobile the Team declined to carry out
the search but remained on standby should circumstances change. The Team was not
1st August Search 19:35
Team was preparing for one of our regular Wednesday evening training sessions we
were requested to search
for a male missing from Victoria Hospital. Missing since about 11:00 hrs earlier
in the day and requiring his medication. Team responded to Blackpool but stood
down just as we were about to commence initial search operations - the missing
person had been located on Blackpool Promenade.
(26 Rescue Person hours)
Team again held a Flag Day & Street Collection in Preston City centre. Thanks to
the members of the public for their continued support
July Spot Pick Up
hrs White Crag, Trough of Bowland.
Team Leader contacted direct by Team member (an on duty Police Officer) who was
responding to a report of two mountain bikers lost on Middle Knoll in the
Brennand Valley. One reported as a diabetic & hypoglycaemic, the other
uninjured, both cold. After contacting Police Force Incident Manager to confirm
call out Team Leader informed that Police Helicopter already on route and was
given mobile phone number of casualties. After speaking to the casualties it was
obvious from the description of their surroundings that they were well off route
some 4k north of reported position. Police helicopter soon directed to
casualties and evacuated the diabetic to the valley where Team members treated
him. Other Team members who had driven / walked up to White Crag escorted the
other uninjured but exhausted person off the fell. Two Team members enjoying the
ride down the hill on some very expensive mountain bikes. The value of the bikes
explaining the reluctance of the second casualty to get in the helicopter and
leave the bikes for recovery later! (13 Rescue Person Hours)
21st July Search 22:55
hrs Bolton-le-Sands near Carnforth.
Team requested by Lancashire Police to search for a female, aged 74, and
described as vulnerable. Missing since 21:00 hrs, reported as very fit and not
returned home. Request to search the foreshore of Morecambe Bay, nearby canal
and farmland. Team’s trailing dog unit immediately tasked with going to persons
home to see if a trail could be followed. However,
person turned up, safe, having walked into Morecambe. Team stood down with 4
vehicles mobile and 15 persons responding.
(15 Rescue Person hours)
Team held a Flag Day & Street Collection in Clitheroe.
Thanks to the members of the Clitheroe public for their continued
3rd July Search
14:00 Hrs Haverthwaite, Cumbria
Duddon Furness MRT requested the assistance of the Teams trailing dog
and handler in the search for a missing male. Stood down shortly after
arrival, as person had been located safe by Duddon Team. (2 Rescue
Team continued a busy period
of displays with another at Lancashire Police H.Q. at Hutton near Preston.
Team organised and provided safety cover for the 2nd
Bowland Challenge event. This navigation event is based in the Trough of
Bowland with team’s competing to visit as many check points as possible. The
event was great success but with atrocious weather this year.
20. 26th June Search
Hrs Briefield, Burnley
Rossendale Pendle MRT requested the assistance of the Teams trailing dog and
handler in the search for a missing 78 year old male. Sadly, a body was located
the following day. (5 Rescue Person hours)
17th June A
2nd day at
Scorton Vintage & Country Fair.
June Body Recovery
20:09 hrs Whittle Quarry, Whittle-le-Woods.
Team requested by North West
Ambulance Service who had received reports of a person fallen in Whittle Quarry.
Sadly, the person was deceased. Team escorted Police CSI & NWAS personnel to
scene which was difficult to access and recovered the body. Police helicopter in
support. (43 Rescue Person Hours)
The Team also undertook three other
The third of three demonstrations of
the Teams skills held at our Smelt Mill H.Q. in the Trough of Bowland
of this year’s Bowland Festival. Also, the Team put on a static display at
Scorton Vintage & Country Fair. Finally, a street collection in Chorley. Once
again the Team would like thank the people of Chorley for their generous
18. 14th June
Spot Pick Up
hrs Banks near Southport.
by North West Ambulance Service to assist with the evacuation of a worker who
had fallen from scaffolding on the Back Drain Bridge at Banks Marsh. Air
Ambulance not available due to weather conditions. Initial request was for 600m
carry to road head but Police 4x4 used to transport casualty. (13 Rescue
Spot Pick Up 13:29 hrs Dunsop Fell, Trough of Bowland.
Team requested by North West Ambulance Service to assist with a 74 year
old male who was reported as exhausted and unable to continue with his
walk back to Dunsop Bridge. After some initial confusion finding the
exact location with Team members deploying to both Whitendale and the
Salter Fell Roman Road, the casualty was eventually located at Burn Side
suffering from the effects of the heat. Team treated the casualty and
used Team vehicles to transport the casualty and his party back to
Dunsop Bridge. (14 Rescue Person Hours)
The second of 3 demonstrations
part of this year’s Bowland Festival. Team gave another search dog and casualty
evacuation demonstration at our Smelt Mill H.Q. in the Trough.
Continuing a busy time for the Team with another display. This time at
Myerscough College Open Day, Billsborrow.
As part of this years Bowland Festival the Team gave a
search dog and casualty evacuation demonstration at our Smelt Mill Headquarters
in the Trough. This year’s event running from 2nd to 17th June.
14:19 Hrs Ormskirk.
paged by Lancashire Police to search for a missing vulnerable male in the
Ormskirk area. However, no suitable search areas could be identified from
existing information. Team remained on standby until the early evening but we
were not used. Missing person located in Liverpool the following day
28th May Search
Cuerden Valley Country Park, near Leyland.
Team contacted by North
West Ambulance Service (Lancashire). They had received a report of a 12 year old
girl fallen from a bike but had been unable to locate her. Team requested to
search area. Casualty quickly located by Team members who lived local to the
Park. Team vehicle able to access casualty (after we had removed a few gates)
and used to transport the girl to waiting Ambulance. (28.5 Rescue Person hours)
Team returned to Wadecar Scout Campsite for another event
celebrating the 100 Year Anniversary of the Scout Movement. This time for
Preston & District Scouts. As well as out static display the Team gave
demonstrations of stretcher rescues and casualty pick-offs from the abseil
May Body Recovery
03:34 hrs Ribbleton, Preston.
Team requested by Lancashire Constabulary to
recover the body of a male. Task completed.
(32 Rescue Person Hours)
Team provided a display for West Lancashire Scout County at Wadecar Scout
Campsite near Beacon Fell. This was another event celebrating the 100 Year
Anniversary of the Scout Movement. Over 950 Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, Explorers
& Leaders present.
May Spot Pick Up
16:34 hrs Salesbury Hall near Ribchester.
Team requested by North West Ambulance Service to assist with the
evacuation of a male reported with a dislocated hip from woods by the
River Ribble near Salesbury Hall. Short carry to waiting North West Air
Ambulance completed by 17:41hrs (16 Rescue Person Hours)
00:05 Hrs Brindle (Denham?) Quarry.
by Lancashire Police to urgently attend Brindle Quarry where a 14-year-old girl
(somewhat worse for drink) was reported as
“stuck”. However, Team was immediately stood down with members already
responding to our vehicle bases in Garstang & Penwortham. The first Police
Officer on scene had been able to recover the young lady.
Advice 16:00 Hrs
Teams trailing dog handler contacted by Edale MRT in relation to a missing
person whose car had been located in the Chesterfield area. Sadly, the
person was found shortly afterwards, deceased, by a SARDA handler and trailing
dog not required.
28th April Spot Pick Up
12.04 hrs Muncaster Castle, Cumbria.
Two Trainee Team members assisted Wasdale MRT with the evacuation of a
77-year-old female who had sustained an ankle injury in the Bluebell Woods area
of the Muncaster Castle Estate. (see Wasdale MRT website incident 7:22
Spot Pick Up
15.30 hrs Brock Bottoms near Wadecar Scout Camp.
Team assisted the North West Air Ambulance in the evacuation of an
elderly female with a head injury from Boggy Wood near Wadecar Scout
Campsite. Team carried the casualty about 500m, crossing the River
Brock, to the waiting helicopter for onward journey to Royal Preston
Hospital. (19 Rescue Person Hours)
Team provided a display for Blackpool Scout District at Stanley Park who were
celebrating their annual St. Georges Day Parade and the 100 Year Anniversary of
the Scout Movement. Over 650 Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, Explorers & Leaders were
able to climb all over a variety of Emergency Service vehicles from Fire, Police
& Ambulance Services as well as ourselves. We can confirm that all “blues &
twos” are in full working order!
Spot Pick Up
19:10 hrs Heysham Head, Heysham.
Team called by North West Ambulance Service with a report of a male with head
injury on cliff at Heysham Head. Fire & Rescue, Coastguard and RNLI also
attending. On arrival it was soon ascertained that the person had fallen to
bottom of cliff and access was not that difficult.
Team assisted with carry of casualty a short distance to waiting RNLI
hovercraft. Hovercraft then transported casualty around headland.
Team members then assisted with transfer of casualty from hovercraft to
waiting Ambulance. (20 Rescue Person hours)
11:59 Hrs Burscough near Ormskirk.
Request from Lancashire Police to search for a 15-year-old female reported
missing earlier in the day and possibly overnight. Request to search open
farmland and woods near home. As Team arrived at Burscough Police Station person
located, safe, near home. (26 Rescue Person hours)
12:30 Hrs Saddle Fell, Trough of Bowland. Team
members based at our Smelt Mill Headquarters in the Trough of Bowland
contacted direct by the North West Ambulance Service with a report of a
walker in difficulty in the Saddle / Wolf Fell area. North West Air
Ambulance, already on route, was able to land and evacuated the
13.20 hrs Nicky Nook, Garstang.
Team called by North West Ambulance
Service to assist the North West Air Ambulance in the evacuation of a female
reported with a compound fracture of the lower leg. Team carried the casualty a
short distance to the waiting helicopter for an onward journey to Royal Preston
Hospital. (18 Rescue Person Hours)
08:00 Hrs Sheffield Area.
Teams trailing dog handler contacted by Edale Team in relation to a missing
person they had been searching for overnight. However, the search was stood
down shortly afterwards.
30th March Search
Hrs St. Annes.
Request to search for an 88-year-old male reported as depressed and possibly
suicidal. Missing since previous day at lunchtime but not positively seen in 24
hours previous to that. Search of golf course and sand dunes requested. As Team
was about to be fully mobilised report came that person had been located in
hospital having been admitted direct - by passing A&E processes. (1.5 Rescue
08.00 - 14.30 hrs Fiendsdale, Trough of Bowland.
The Team once again provided safety cover for the Fiendsdale Fell
Race. No fell incidents to report with the usual minor cuts and bruises at the
end of the race. (60 Rescue Person hours)
15:17 Hrs Totridge, Trough of Bowland. Contacted
by Lancashire Police with a report of a walker in difficulty. Reported as cold &
tired. Lancashire Police Air Support Unit already on route. Team Controller
gave advice on possible location. Helicopter able to land on and evacuate.
Vehicle at Team base readied but not required. Perfect weather conditions.
Also, today a joint sponsored abseil event with Derian House was held at the
Ashton Memorial, Lancaster. Over 100 persons supporting this event.
With extreme bad weather forecast for later in the day we were contacted by the
North West Ambulance Service as to our availability if required. As always our
resources were available if required. However, the expected bad weather did not
hrs Whittingham, Goosnargh.
paged to search for a missing vulnerable female reported as suffering from some
form of dementia.
Missing since morning from local home. Person located at former home in Lytham
before Team fully mobilised.
9th March Search
15:12 Hrs Lytham.
Team paged by Lancashire Police to assist in
the search for a male in the Lytham area. Initially no search areas
identified. However, at 17:30 hrs it was decided that an area of woods
near Lytham Railway Station needed to be searched. Team paged to Standby
at 17:40 for 10 “volunteers” (being all that would be required) with
Call Out at 18:00 hrs. Stood down at 18:20 hrs when information came
that missing persons mobile phone had been “pinged” in Newcastle - so he
had got on the train! (15 Rescue Person hours)
10:52 Hrs Langden Valley, Trough of Bowland.
Team Leader contacted direct by Team member attending the SARDA (E) training
weekend to be informed that a dog handler had broken / dislocated an ankle and
needed evacuating. Enough persons and resources were available at Smelt Mill to
complete the evacuation so decision made not to call the Team. Three Team
members who were in the area assisted. Evacuation completed by members from the
following Mountain Rescue Team’s – Bowland Pennine (5), Calder Valley (3),
Rossendale & Pendle (1), Bolton (1), Swaledale (1), Glossop (1), Edale (1),
North of Tyne (1) and “Dogsbodies”(3) from SARDA. (30 Rescue Person hours)
1st – 4th March
SARDA (England) in residence at our Smelt Mill HQ for their
monthly training course and AGM.
Major Incident (rail crash)
08:55 hrs Grayrigg near Kendal , Cumbria.
Following the rail crash the previous evening the
Team were requested to re-search, in
daylight, areas searched in darkness as part of the initial Mountain
Rescue response to the incident. This was to a distance of about 1km out
from the crash site. The brief was to confirm that
no persons were in
the area and recover any personal items that may have been
dropped. Duddon & Furness Team assisting in this part of the operation
with incident control
provided by Kendal Team. (95 rescue person hours)
19:46 Hrs Staining near Blackpool. Team paged by Lancashire
Police to assist in the search for a 42 year old male described as
vulnerable who had / was about too self harm. Police helicopter had
already searched the area but nothing found. Teams trailing dog was
quickly deployed from the PLS (Place Last Seen), using a scent article
obtained from the persons house. Rest of Team deployed into very muddy
farmland and fields. Lancashire Police helicopter returning during the
night for a second search. Activities were suspended at 04:30 hrs with
the missing person still outstanding. SARDA (LAKES) Dog Team from
Kendal MRT also in attendance. (190 Rescue Person hour)
Person located later in the day by the Police helicopter (on a third return to
the area) and evacuated by the North West Air Ambulance.
15:41 Accrington Team requested by Lancashire Ambulance Service to
attend a person reported as unable to speak and in a ravine. As this is not in
our operational area the Ambulance Service were requested to contact Rossendale
& Pendle Team. Due to the urgency of this call the Team Leader also contacted
Rosendale's Team Leader direct to give advanced warning. However, a few minutes
later Team Leader from Rossendale returned the call to say that the Ambulance
Service had dealt with the incident and neither Team were required.
08:30 - 17:00 Hrs Trough of Bowland. The Team again hosted a major Training
Exercise in the Trough of Bowland. This years "story" was a report of a party
of Scouts (8) missing on an overnight navigation exercise. Incident Control was
again run from our Smelt Mill Headquarters. This years event being particularly
challenging for our Incident Controllers. All the exercise injuries concentrated
on those typically seen in mountain accidents - mainly lower leg and hypothermia
- testing the skills of Team members out on the hills. An additional surprise
incident was "thrown in" of a family with a youngster lost on the hill. It gave
quite a different angle to training to have a two year old and mother on the
hill to deal with. Mountain Rescue Teams involved this year were from Holme
Valley and Rossendale & Pendle Teams plus ourselves with a smaller contingent
from the Calder Valley Team. SARDA dog handlers from Cave Rescue and the Isle of
Man. Also involved was the teams newly qualified trailing dog. Lancashire Police
provided a number of observers. The Lancashire Police Air Support Unit (Oscar
November 99) also attended and showed it's capabilities by finding 4 "cas sites
" in 20 minutes.
22:33 Skelmersdale Team received a request from Lancashire Ambulance
Service for assistance in moving an overweight person from a house in
Skelmersdale and transfer to hospital. As this is not the type of work we
normally undertake it was suggested that they contact the Fire & Rescue
01:00 Hrs Colwyn Bay, North Wales.
While on a weekend training exercise with SARDA Wales
our trailing dog and handler became involved in a search coordinated by North
East Wales (NEWSART) & Ogwen Valley Teams. A 78-year-old last seen at 07:30 hrs
the previous day at nursing home front door and reported missing 16:30 hrs.
Stood down at 14:00 hrs with person still outstanding.
10th January Over 125 Team members & friends gathered at the New Drop Inn,
Longridge for the 14th Chris Mayo Lecture. As many will
remember Chris was a former Team Doctor who was tragically killed in a
climbing accident in the Cairngorms some years ago. This year’s lecturer
was Boyd Harris from Chorley Photographic Club who gave a lecture on a
trek to Nepal entitled “Kangchenjunga – The Untrodden Peak”. This trek,
in 2005, celebrated the 50th anniversary of the 1st
ascent of Kangchenjunga and included George Band who made the first
ascent (with Joe Brown) in May 1955.
Advice 20:00 Hrs. Newton Stewart, Borders, Scotland.
Our trailing search dog handler was contacted by SARDA Scotland /
Dumfies Team with an enquiry re trailing a Missing From Home (MFH) male
in Newton Stewart. Place Last Seen (PLS) was the front door of the
person’s house. Reported as walked everywhere and no car. Missing for 30
hrs with severe storms and bad weather the previous day. Unlikely any
trail would be left so request made to be called back if any
developments with a more recent trail. However, the person was located
2. 5th January Search
18:30 hrs Wrexham.
The Teams newly
qualified trailing Search Dog, handler and another Team member to act as support
/ navigator were called to North Wales to search for a missing 85 year old male in Wrexham. Reported as an
Alzehimers sufferer, last seen with ½ a bottle of whisky. Had been reported
missing in the past. Stood down on arrival at 20:30 hrs as person was located
safe. (6 Rescue person hours)
4th January Search
08:00 hrs Kirkby Lonsdale, Cumbria.
Following simultaneous departures from our Garstang &
Penwortham bases the 18 Team members travelled to Devils Bridge, Kirkby Lonsdale
to join the continuing search for a missing canoeist. A body was located some
hours later and recovered. Other Teams involved – Kendal MSRT, Cave Rescue
Organisation (CRO) and SARDA Search Dogs from Kendal, CRO & Kirkby Stephen
Teams. (90 Rescue person hours)
3rd January Request for assistance
hrs Kirkby Lonsdale, Cumbria.
Team Leader contacted
directly by Team leader of Kendal MSRT. They had been searching for a missing
canoeist on the River Lune since mid-afternoon. The search had been suspended
until first light the following day. Team paged to standby and arrangements made
for an early start to the northern boundary of our area the following day.