7. Sunday 19th January. Search. 17:17 Hrs.
An almost identical incident to Incident 5 below from almost exactly one week
ago. This time Lancashire Police contacting the Team to assist with another
family of hill walkers, three adults & two children, aged seven & nine. They had
also become benighted in the area of Clougha Pike on the north Bowland moors.
First Team members on scene moving towards Clougha Pike from Rigg Lane with Team
Leader liaising with Police Officers at the car park. Team successfully used the
SARLoc facility to locate the party on our mapping systems. Team members were
then able to quickly locate them, give them additional clothing as they were
getting cold and escort them down from the hill. Eighteen Team members available
for this incident with two of our Landrover ambulances. We also deployed our
Incident Control vehicle should the search become protracted but this returned
to base early on when the location of the missing party become known. (8 Rescue
Time for a gentle reminder. Please
consider taking extra clothing, hat, gloves & food. Whistle and survival shelter
also useful. Map and compass and know how to use them essential. It gets darker
earlier at this time of year so allow for that and a torch should you be
delayed. Stay safe everyone.
6. Saturday 18th January. Spot Pick-up.
13:46 Hrs. Lancaster.
North West Ambulance Service requesting assistance with a 73-year-old female who
had fallen and sustained a head injury. Difficult to access to casualty
location. However, the Team stood down responding with fourteen Team members
mobile direct to the incident location or to our vehicle bases. The Ambulance
crew had been able to access the casualty and the Team was no longer required.
(8 Rescue Person Hours)
5. Sunday 12th January. Search. 17:57 Hrs. Clougha, Bowland.
Lancashire Police contacting the Team to
assist with a party of six hill walkers, three adults & three children,
benighted in the area of Clougha Pike on the north Bowland moors. Missing group
moving over very uneven ground, not sure which direction to travel but in good
spirits and thankfully, no injuries reported. The Team successfully used the
SARCALL PhoneFind facility to locate the party on our mapping systems. Team
members were then able to quickly locate them and escort them down from the hill
to Rigg Lane car park none the worse for the experience. Twenty seven Team
members available for this incident. (48.5 Rescue Person Hours)