On 25th March 1962 in the fells north of Chipping, 3 siblings set out on a day’s walk which was to end in tragedy, with the two brothers losing their lives despite their sister raising the alarm. At this time there was no Mountain Rescue team for miles and no way of calling one in to help.
This incident provided the final push for two teams to be created in the Preston area In the same year. South Ribble Fell and Search Team (SR) and Northern Rescue Organisation (NRO).
These two teams amalgamated into Bowland Pennine Mountain Rescue Team on the 8th October 1980. Pete Taylor (SR) being the first Team Leader and Paul Hughes (NRO) its first Chair.