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Call Outs, Incidents & Other Events.
Incidents are reported to Mountain Rescue - England & Wales
S14. Thursday 18th October. Search. 22:18
Hrs. Skelmersdale. Lancashire Police requested
assistance with the developing search for a missing 83-year-old male. Reported
suffering with Dementia in the Skelmersdale Area. Request was for a Trailing
Search Dog Team. Dog handler from Cheshire Lowland Search & Rescue Team
contacted. As he was making contact with the Police we were informed that the
missing Person had turned up, safe. Three Team Incident Controllers involved. (1
Rescue Person Hour)
61. Sunday 14th October. Search / Spot-Pick
Up. 23:23 Hrs. Hareden Fell, Bowland. Team Incident Controllers contacted by
Lancashire Police. Report of two persons, one with lower leg and chest injuries.
Location given as near the water treatment works at Langden. Full Team
immediately requested to report to our Smelt Mill Headquarters, a few hundred
metres down the road from Langden Intake. A further message was then received
from the Police. The persons in Langden had been met by a Police Officer and
were not the casualties but the informants and the incident had taken place some
4 hours earlier. What was a straight forward incident just got a lot harder.
Team members then arrived and were able to determine the position of the
casualties from the informants. This turned out to be near David’s Tomb on top
of Hareden Fell and we could gain access within 650m of the position given by
Land Rover. Five persons immediately dispatched to Hareden. Incident Control set
up at Smelt Mill. A second search team was sent into the Langden Valley just in
case the missing persons had tried to walk off. Police requested to make a
helicopter available. The casualty was located at 01:00 hrs and treated for an
ankle injury with both persons feeling the effect of being cold. Police
helicopter was not available and with a Coastguard helicopter over an hour away
the casualty was stretched to the Land Rover then driven to the road head at
Hareden. Casualty handed over to NWAS at 03:30 Hrs for the onward journey to the
Royal Lancaster Infirmary. Seventeen Team members (90 Rescue Person Hours)
60. Sunday 14th October. Search. 10:08 Hrs.
Mawdsley, West Lancashire. Lancashire Police
requesting use of a dog team to search water where a male, wanted in connection
with a serious crime, was thought to have drowned. Team gave advice to the
Police and a Drowned Victim Search Dog (DVSD) was deployed but nothing was
found. Two Team members co-ordinating with the rest of Team on standby (8 Rescue
understand that a body was located some days later.
Langden Castle in the heart of our area.
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