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BOWLAND PENNINE MOUNTAIN RESCUE TEAM

Registered Charity Number 511072 BPMRT is a full member of Mountain Rescue England and Wales

Incidents

  • Spot Pick Up, Salter Fell Track - Incident 005/2024 On Friday afternoon, at 4.55pm on Friday 16th February 2024 the rescue team were requested by the North West Ambulance Service to attend to fallen motorcyclist who had been injured in the remote area of the Salter Fell Track, just north of the village Slaidburn. Team members and vehicles were quickly on scene, […]
  • Spot Pick Up, Stocks Reservoir - Incident 004/2024 The rescue Team were called by the North West Ambulance Service at 4pm on Saturday 10th February 2024. A full team response was activated to assist with a 50-year-old male who had fallen and had potentially broken his leg. As team members were arriving at the RV at Stocks reservoir, we were stood […]
  • Spot Pick Up, Lythe Fell Road - Incident 003/2024 The rescue Team were called again on the same day with an almost identical incident to INC 002/2024, but this time it was our neighbours CRO who had been alerted by the North Yorkshire Police that 2 uninjured persons required recovery from their car in our operational area which was snowed in on […]
  • Spot Pick Up, Lythe Fell Road - Incident 002/2024 The rescue Team were called by the North West Ambulance service on 2.40 pm on Tuesday 16th January 2024 where 2 motorist were stranded in their car due to snow and ice on the Lythe Fell Road, just north of Slaidburn. With the weather conditions described as very poor due to the snow, […]
  • Spot Pick Up, Beacon Fell - Incident 001/2024 A quick start to the New Year when we were called to assist the North West Ambulance Service were a 3-year-old little girl was described as unconscious at Beacon Fell Country Park. A full team response was activated, however, as Team members and vehicles were on their way, we received the good news […]
  • Search, Blackpool - Incident 053/2023 The rescue Team were request on New Year Eve to assist in an on going search for a vulnerable male who had been missing in the Blackpool area. The rescue Team assembled in the area near junction 4 of the M55 motorway and searched along planned routes and areas with Mountain Rescue Search […]
  • Fallen Runner - Incident 052/2023 The rescue Team covered the Winter Tolkien Trail race over the festive season which was held on Saturday 30th December 2023. 9 Team members in all, with local support available if needed attended and provided vital first aid care and communications on the day. With over 350 registered starters, 290 made it across […]
  • Search, Skelmersdale - Incidents 049/050/051 The rescue Team, over a few days have been assisting Lancashire Police and other agencies in the search for Brian Blakeman, a 77-year-old male who has been missing from home in Skelmersdale. The team were called on Wednesday 6th December 2023 to search the surrounding areas near to his home. The team were […]
  • Spot Pick Up, Withnell Moor - Incident 048/2023 Saturday 25th November 2023 the rescue team were contacted by the North West Ambulance Service to attend to a fallen mountain biker who had injured his knee on Withnell Moor. Teams members, once on scene treated the knee and then evacuated him by using one of our off road Landrovers, he was then […]
  • Spot Pick Up, White Coppice - Incident 047/2023 The third call out of the day for the rescue team came at 16.30hrs on Sunday 8th October 2023. The North West Ambulance Service requested that our team attend to a 36-year-old female who had fallen and dislocated her knee. She had fallen down into a small ravine where access was extremely difficult. […]
  • Spot Pick Up, Beacon Country Park - Incident 046/2023 As incident 45 was completing (The Paraglider was in the Air Ambulance) and the team was packing up at Fell Foot, we were contacted again by the North West Ambulance Service to attend to a young male with a medical condition in a wooded area in Beacon Country Park, near Skelmersdale. With team […]
  • Spot Pick Up, Parlick - Incident 045/2023 At 10.50hrs on Sunday 8th October 2023, while the rescue team was in attendance at our Head Quarters ‘Smelt Mill’ near Dunsop Bridge’, we were contacted by the North West Ambulance Service to attend to a Paraglider who had fallen some distance on Parlick.  With team training halted, the rescue team moved into […]
  • Search, Garstang - Incident 044/2023 At 00.35hrs on Thursday 28th September 2023 the rescue team were contacted by Lancashire Constabulary to assist with a female missing from home in the Garstang area. The rescue team, which is based in Garstang worked from our HQ and quickly deployed hasty search parties within the area, and thankfully, the team found […]
  • Spot Pick Up, Fairy Glen - Incident 043/2023 On Sunday 24th September 2023, just as the rescue team were finishing the 3 Peaks Cyclo Cross event cover, a request from the North West Ambulance Service came in at 3.50pm to attend to a 56-year-old female who had been walking and fallen in the Fairy Glen area near Appley Bridge. Team members […]
  • Rescue on 3 Peaks Cyclo Cross - Incidents 40, 41 and 42 The rescue Team supported the tough 3 Peaks Cyclo cross event on Sunday 24th September 2023. During the event the team attended to 3 cyclist on the course, an open lower leg fracture (incident 40), a head and groin injury (incident 41) and a broken collar bone (incident 42).  All […]
  • Spot Pick Up, Adlington - Incident 039/2023 At 1.15pm on Wednesday 20th September 2023 the rescue Team were contacted by the North West Ambulance Service to assist with 65 year-old-year male with a head injury caused by falling due to a possible stroke, he was conscious & breathing but had slurred speech  However, the rescue Team stood down on-scene when […]
  • Spot Pick Up, Clayton-le-Woods - Incident 038/2023 The rescue Team were called at 4pm on Thursday 14th September 2023 to assist with a female who had sustained a lower leg injury while out walking. The casualty had been there for over two hours before we were called due to the injury being lowly scored by NWAS (lower leg injury, even […]
  • Spot Pick Up, Brock Bottoms - Incident 037/2023 On Monday evening, the 4th September the rescue Team were called by the North West Ambulance Service to attend to a 30-year-old male who had fallen from a rope swing and injured his back on rocks, the patient was breathing and awake. The team and NWAS were stood down responding when the patient […]
  • Spot Pick Up, Beacon Fell - Incident 036/2023 On Wednesday 23rd August 2023, at 2.10pm, our rescue Team was requested by the North West Ambulance Service to assist with a female, age 50, with a leg injury. Our first Team member was quickly on scene, they lived close by, but was unable to locate the casualty. Our Team member searched paths […]
  • Spot Pick Up, Yealand - Incident 035/2023 Tuesday 15th August 2023 the rescue team, at 10.10 hrs were requested by the North West Ambulance Service to attend to a 65-year-old female who had fallen as a result of a large sized dog bumping into her. Injuries were described as painful and unable to move or weight bare. The team were […]
  • Search, Nicky Nook - Incident 034/2023 Monday 14th August 2023, at 01.11 hrs Lancashire Police contacted the rescue team to assist in a search for a vulnerable male who had gone missing. Team members gathered at our vehicle base in Garstang in the early hours and deployed fell troops to Nicky Nook, but the good news came in that […]
  • Spot Pick Up, Gisburn Forest - Incident 033/2023 On Sunday afternoon 6th August, we were requested by the North West Ambulance Service to attend and assist at Gisburn Forest for a 51-year-old female who had fallen from her mountain bike and sustained an injury to her leg – she was described as conscious and breathing but was some distance from the […]
  • Mickledore, Scafell Pike - Incident 032/2023 Whilst the rescue Team were supporting the 49th Borrowdale fell race, we were alerted to assist Wasdale MRT on Mickledore, near Scafell Pike that a walker had injured his knee and was unable to walk. Team members redeployed from our position on Scafell Pike to where the incident had occurred, around the Mickledore […]
  • Search, Stocks Reservoir - Incident 031/2023 On Saturday 29th July 2023, the rescue team were called by Lancashire Police to assist with a lost walker near Stocks Reservoir in the Ribble Valley. As team members were enroute to the area, the missing person was located by another walker who guided him to safety, therefore our rescue team team stood […]
  • Spot Pick Up, Grit Fell - Incident 030/2023 On Thursday 13th July around 1pm, the rescue team were contacted by Lancashire Police to assist with a high risk vulnerable person, who had been located by the Police Air Support Unit (Police Helicopter). The casualty was in need of medical attention at the top of Grit Fell up from Jubilee Tower near […]
  • Spot Pick Up, Beacon Park - Incident 029/2023 Whilst providing fell / mountain cover for the MIDWEEK Madness MTB event at the Beacon Country Park, Skelmersdale during the evening of Wednesday 12th July 2023, one of the participants presented herself to the rescue team as she was suffering from an Asthma attack which was brought on by the event and exercise. […]
  • Search, Garstang Area - Incident 028/2023 The rescue team were requested by Lancashire Police to assist in a multi-agency search for a 30-year-old male had had gone missing. With the young male having special needs, the concern was he wouldn’t realise the situation and danger he was under. An area identified East of Garstang, near Delph lane was highlighted […]
  • Spot Pick Up, Bleasdale - Incident 027/2023 The rescue team were contacted by Lancashire Police and the North West Ambulance Service to assist with a 52-year-old female who had slipped and had sustained a broken leg and was unable to mobilise. On arriving at the scene, the casualty was evacuated by a local farmer back to the road head where […]
  • Spot Pick Up, Gisburn Forest - Incident 026/2023 The rescue team were requested by Lancashire Police to attend Gisburn Forest on Sunday 2nd July 2023 for a fallen mountain biker in the Hully Gully area. The young male had sustained a wrist injury on falling was assessed by Team members. He was then transported in team vehicle to the Hub at […]
  • Search, Heapey - Incident 025/2023 The rescue Team were requested by Chorley Police on Monday the 26th June 2023 to assist with a multi agency search for a vulnerable 35-year-old male in the Heapey area, near Chorley. Very sadly, the vulnerable person was found deceased and his family are aware. Our thoughts are with them at this sad […]
  • Spot Pick Up, Forton - Incident 024/2023 While covering an event in the Forton area on the 15th June 2023, Team members attended to a 49-year-old male who had fallen due to heat exhaustion and fractured his shoulder. He suffered a queried fracture of his right clavicle collarbone. Team members made the person comfortable and applied a sling to support […]
  • Spot Pick Up, Fairy Glen (Appley Bridge) - Incident 023/2023 On Thursday 1st June at 5pm, the rescue team were requested by the North West Ambulance Service to assist with the extrication of a 59-year-old female who had fallen in the Fairy Glen area, near Appley Bridge. With reported injuries as shoulder, wrist and hip, the rescue team, along with the Paramedics extricated […]
  • Spot Pick Up, Halton - Incident 022/2023 On Wednesday 31st May, the rescue team were requested to attend and assist with a 15-year-old male who had been located unconscious by the river bank of the River Lune in Halton. Team members arrived and assisted the Paramedics of the North West Ambulance Service with the extrication to safety and into the […]
  • Spot Pick Up, Delph Lane, Garstang - Incident 021/2023 On Saturday 20th May 2023, our rescue Team was requested to assist the Air Ambulance and the North West Ambulance Service for an injured cyclist who had fallen into a roadside ditch/stream. The cyclist was reported to have neck, facial and leg injuries and was 3 metres down an embankment. Our rescue team, […]
  • Spot Pick Up, Higher Wheelton - Incident 020/2023 On Thursday afternoon, the 18th May 2023 our rescue Team was requested by the North West Ambulance Service to attend to a lady trampled by a horse, she had suffered a suspected fractured femur and was in considerable pain. The rescue team, alongside the Paramedics of the North West Ambulance Service treated her injuries […]
  • Spot Pick Up, Silverdale - Incident 019/2023 On Wednesday afternoon 17th May 2023, as the rescue Team was completing incident 018/2023 we were requested by the North West Ambulance Service to attend and assist with a 79-year-old male who had tripped/slipped on undulating ground in the Silverdale area whilst out walking. Once we were on scene, the rescue team assisted […]
  • Search, Wyre Country Park - Incident 018/2023 On Wednesday afternoon, the 17th May 2023 the rescue team were requested by Lancashire Police to assist with an ongoing search for vulnerable 59-year-old male in the Wyre Country Park area of Stanah, an area we had visited previously for a search, incident number 017/2023 but for a different vulnerable person.  24 volunteers […]
  • Search, Wyre Country Park - Incident 017/2023 On Friday afternoon, the 28th April 2023 the rescue team were requested by Lancashire Police to assist with an ongoing search for vulnerable 42-year-old male in the Wyre Country Park area of Stanah. After an extensive search in the area, including the river banks of the River Wyre, the rescue team stood down […]
  • Spot Pick Up, Halton - Incident 016/2023 The rescue Team were requested by the North West Ambulance Service to attend and assist with a 77-year-old male who had fallen and had potentially broken some bones and was confused. The incident, which took place in the afternoon on Tuesday 25th April 2023 was on the north side of the River Lune […]
  • Spot Pick Up, Warton, Carnforth - Incident 015/2023 The rescue Team were requested by the North West Ambulance Service on Sunday afternoon 23rd April 2023 to attend to a elderly male who had tripped over whilst out walking in the Warton Crag area. Once the rescue team were on scene, our casualty was treated and made comfortable. Fortunately we were able […]
  • Body Recovery, Longridge Fell - Incident 014/2023 On the evening of Sunday 9th April 2023 the rescue team were requested by Lancashire Constabulary to recover and extricate a deceased person on Longridge Fell. With the duty undertakers unable to move the person, the rescue team attended and gently moved the deceased from the fell to the road head, where the […]
  • Spot Pick Up, Kendal MRT Assist - Incident 013/2023 On Tuesday afternoon, 4th April 2023 at 13.12hrs, we were requested by Kendal Mountain Rescue Team to assist with an injured 18-year-old male who required assistance at Fairy Steps, Beetham Fell, South Cumbria. With Kendal MRT already on an incident, Bowland Pennine MRT attended and assisted with 12 team members. On arrival, it […]
  • Spot Pick Up, Coppull Moor - Incident 012/2023 The rescue Team were requested to assist the North West Ambulance Service on Monday 13th March 2023 with a female with a reported knee injury and was unable to walk. First Team members on scene determined that our casualty was safe and already in a private car. Team members then escorted the injured […]
  • Spot Pick Up, Bleasdale - Incident 011/2023 The rescue Team were requested by the North West Ambulance Service at 02.50 hrs on Saturday 11th March 2023 to assist with an ambulance that was stuck near Bleasdale church which was on route to a 51-year-old male with chest pains at a local farm. The rescue team were requested to assist in […]
  • Standby, Severe Weather Warning - Standby 001/2023 The rescue Team, like may others throughout the country were put on standby for the expected severe inclement weather that included snow, ice and high winds over the period from Thursday 9th March for a 36 hour period. Thankfully, our services were not required or needed, although some of our neighbouring teams were […]
  • Spot Pick Up, White Coppice - Incident 010/2023 On Sunday 19th February 2023, at 13.30hrs the rescue team were contacted to assist with a fallen 33-year-old female who had been out walking in the White Coppice area, West Pennine Moors. Once the rescue team had arrived, we assessed our casualty and it appeared she had a serious lower leg injury.  The […]
  • Spot Pick Up, Wesham - Incident 009/2023 The rescue Team were requested by the North West Ambulance Service at 09.20 hrs on Thursday 16th February 2023 to attend and assist with a 60-year-old male who was potentially unconscious and had been in water overnight in the Wesham area. Thankfully, as Team members were arriving and responding, the patient was recovered […]
  • Spot Pick Up, Saddle Fell - Incident 008/2023 The rescue Team were requested by Lancashire Police to attend to a 57-year-old male fell runner on Sunday 29th January 2023 in the Saddle Fell area, the Trough of Bowland. With weather conditions deteriorating the rescue Team arrived swiftly and made the casualty comfortable. Upon initial assessment of the injuries, it appeared that […]
  • Search, St Michael’s on Wyre - Incident 007/2023 The rescue team were requested by Lancashire Police to assist with an urgent search for a missing female aged 45 with potential to be in the river at St Michael’s on Wyre. The rescue Team, along with other agencies compiled a plan to execute a search with the mountain rescue volunteers to search […]
  • Spot Pick Up, Fair Snape - Incident 006/2023 The rescue Team were requested by Lancashire Police on Sunday 22nd January 2023 to rescue an 80-year-old male walker who had had a medical incident and was described as unconscious on Fair Snape Fell, the Trough of Bowland. 14 volunteer team members of Bowland Pennine MRT along with local Police Officers and the […]