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

48. Saturday 15th September. Spot Pick Up Gisburn Forest, Bowland. While on a charity bike ride for the team a cyclist went over the handle bars while descending 'Hully Gully'. Team members in the forest were made aware and attended the male who had already received immediate aid by those cycling with him.  The male was checked over and transported by to the Hub in a team landrover. Although a little sore all over no ambulance was required. (3.5 Rescue Person Hours)

47. Monday 27th August. Spot Pick-Up. 17.06 Hrs. Beacon Fell near Chipping. Team called by the North West Ambulance Service to assist a 13-year-old female who had fallen in woods at Beacon Fell. Reported with possible back injuries. The North West Air Ambulance from Barton arriving at the same time as first Team members. She was treated for her injuries, placed on an MR stretcher and carried 200m by the Team to the waiting Air Ambulance for the onward journey to Alder Hey Children’s Hospital in Liverpool. 22 Team members responding to this Incident with two of our 4 x 4 Land Rover Ambulances (53 Rescue Person Hours)

46. Thursday 23rd August. Spot Pick-Up. 10:27 Hrs. Brock Bottom near Beacon Fell. Team requested to assist the North West Ambulance Service with a female reported with a hip injury at Brockmill. A second grid reference was then received for the Cas Site, which was nearer to Brock Bottom. Due to the potential confusion with the locations, a SARCall PhoneFind was sent to the person who reported the incident and this confirmed the second location with the Team diverting to an RV at Bannister Hey Farm. Team was able to get a vehicle quite close to the casualty who was soon placed in a vacuum mattress. After some gardening to remove a tree that had fallen across the path she was then carried on a mountain rescue stretcher to the Land Rover and transported up to the road head to meet the NWAS ambulance. Thanks to the Explorer Scout Group that initially phoned in this incident. (30 Rescue Person Hours)

45. Saturday 18th August. Search 08:00 Hrs. Wigan Flashes, Greater Manchester. Continuing the search for the missing vulnerable male in support of Bolton MRT. Extensive searches being undertaken within the Wigan Flashes Nature Reserve, surrounding woods & farmland and a former coal mine tip. Cheshire Lowland Search & Rescue Team plus a trailing search dog and handler from SARDA(Wales) also attending. Sadly, just after 16:00 hrs a body was located and the Team stood down. The body was recovered by members of BMRT & CSAR. Eleven Team members supporting this incident. Our condolences are extended to family and friends of the missing person. (88 Rescue Person Hours)

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