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

25. 20th June. Spot Pick-up. 15:35 Hrs. High Bullough Reservoir, Anglezarke near Chorley. Team was paged by the North West Ambulance Service to attend a female, aged 15, with an ankle injury and unable to walk near High Bullough Reservoir. We were able to respond immediately as the majority of the Team were providing rescue cover for 'The 72' event. The young person was part of a Duke of Edinburgh award scheme group. Bolton MRT also mobilising to this incident. Casualty was treated by Team members and carried on a mountain rescue stretcher by both Teams to a waiting land ambulance. Twelve Team members attending this incident. (18 Rescue Person Hours)

24. 17th June. Search. 08:34 Hrs. Poulton-le-Fylde. Team requested by Lancashire Constabulary to search for a vulnerable male, aged 82, in the Poulton-le-Fylde area. Missing from his home since approximately 17:30 Hrs the previous evening and giving cause for concern as to his safety. Team completed allotted tasks including searching open farmland, woods and water courses then stood down at 15:15 Hrs unfortunately with the missing person outstanding. During the incident, the assistance of a Drowned Victim Search Dog (DVSD) from Bolton Mountain Rescue Team / NSARDA was utilised. Ten Team members involved in the search with others available later in the day and evening should the search have continued. At 18:00 Hrs we received the very good news that the missing person had been located, safe, but needing medical treatment in an urban area outside the search areas. (70 Rescue Person Hours)
NSARDA – The National Search & Rescue Dog Association. Information on the work of this volunteer group can be found here

23. 12th June. Spot Pick-up / Assist to another MRT. 10:38 Pendle Hill. Rossendale & Pendle MRT were attending a female on Pendle Hill and requested assistance with a female who had collapsed with internal pains. On arrival of first team members it was determined that it had been deemed safe for the casualty to walk down assisted by Rossendale & Pendle Team members. The Team stood down with eight team members on scene or on-route. (12 Rescue Person Hours)

22. 23rd May. Spot Pick-up. 12:02 Hrs. Astley Park, Chorley. Requested to assist with a female, aged 87, fallen from her mobility scooter in woods at Astley Park, Chorley. Paramedics from the North West Ambulance Service and the North West Air Ambulance already on-scene. The person sustained a severe lower leg injury and was in some pain. The lady was placed into a casualty bag and then onto a Mountain Rescue Stretcher. She was then carried to the waiting Air Ambulance some 300 m away. Team then assisted the Air Crew with marshalling the large crowd that had gathered (and had been given an impromptu briefing by the pilot on the work of the Air Ambulance and mountain rescue) so they could take off. 9 Team members responding to this incident with two Team 4 x 4 landrovers. Many thanks to the members of the public who chipped in and carried some of our kit back to our vehicles. (9 Rescue Person Hours)


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