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

5. Sunday 17th January. Spot Pick-Up. 01:09 Hrs. Silverdale near Carnforth, North Lancashire. Team paged in the early hours to assist a 17-year-old male with a severe head injury in Silverdale. Apparently, the young person had been out sledging in the freshly fallen snow and had fallen off sustaining the head injury (yes, this is 1 am!). North West Ambulance Service paramedics had reached the casualty but were requesting the Teams assistance to evacuate over the icy and frozen ground. Casualty was stretchered by the Team back to a waiting Land Ambulance. Nine Team members involved in this incident (18 Rescue Person Hours)

4. Tuesday 12th January. Search. 15:50 Hrs. Newton-in-Bowland. Lancashire Police had received a request for help from a female out walking her dog in the Newton-in-Bowland area. This was her first time out walking in Bowland and had become disorientated. The descending darkness was also giving cause for concern. On arrival at the RV in Newton, we were informed that contact had been made with the missing woman by local Police officers but she was on the opposite side of the River Hodder. She was then quickly located and escorted to the road a little cold & wet but unaffected by her ordeal. Seventeen Team members with two 4 x 4 Landrover ambulances initially responding to this incident. (34 Rescue Person Hours)

3. Monday 11th January. Search. 09:00 Hrs Avenham Area & River Ribble, Preston. At 09:00 Hrs in a pre-arranged plan the Team commenced searches of Avenham & Miller Parks, the banks of the River Ribble and areas of disused railway lines and embankments to the south of Preston as part of the going search for a missing vulnerable female. Twenty-two Team members attending. Just after 12:00 Hrs the Team stood down with all identified tasks completed. Just after the stand down, we were informed that the missing person has been located, safe but needing hospital treatment, a short distance away in a local hotel. (70 Rescue Person Hours)

Sunday 10th January. 20:25 Hrs. Request for assistance. Lancashire Police requested assistance in the ongoing search for a missing vulnerable female in the Avenham area of Preston. Request was to undertake the search the following day.

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