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BOWLAND PENNINE
MOUNTAIN RESCUE TEAM

Registered Charity Number 511072 & CIO 1202266  BPMRT is a full member of Mountain Rescue England and Wales

Incidents

  • Spot Pick Up – Gisburn Forest - Incident 019/2024 The rescue Team were requested on Sunday 12th May 2024 at 13.30hrs to attend to an injured 47-year-old male who had taken a tumble on the Leap of Faith mountain bike route. It was reported that the mountain biker had sustained shoulder and collar bone injury. On arrival, Team members made a quick […]
  • Spot Pick Up – Quernmore (RTC) - Incident 018/2024 As Team members were completing incident 17 on the River Lune, Team members that were returning to our base in Garstang came across a road traffic collision which involved a motor bike, near the Quernmore Primary School. 6 Team members attended the scene where an 18 year-old female had suffered injuries to her […]
  • Spot Pick Up – Crook of Lune - Incident 017/2024 The rescue Team were called by the North West Ambulance Service at 11am on Saturday 11th May 2024 for an injured female who had taken a fall. The 50-year-old female had fallen by the River Lune on the embankment, dislocating her ankle. The rescue Team assessed the injury, and with the ankle dislocation […]
  • Spot Pick Up – Denham Quarry - Incident 016/2024 The rescue Team were requested by the North West Ambulance Service on Thursday 2nd May 2024 to attend to a fallen 65-year-old male climber at Denham Quarry. The climber had sustained injuries to his shoulder and there was a query on his level of conscious. On arrival, the casualty was assessed along with […]
  • Spot Pick Up – Anglezarke - Incident 015/2024 The rescue Team were requested for a second time today on Tuesday 30th April 2024 when at 3.15pm, the North West Ambulance Service called us for a medical emergency near High Bullough Reservoir, Anglezarke. Team members, along with our colleagues Bolton Mountain Rescue, Air Ambulance and Paramedics attended to a 54-year-old male. He […]
  • Spot Pick Up – Ribchester - Incident 014/2024 The rescue Team were called at 11.15hrs on Tuesday 30th April 2024 to assist with a 40-year-old female reported as ‘stuck in mud’ up to her thighs and sinking. A full team alert was sent out and 17 volunteer Team members responded to the urgent call. As Team members were arriving in Ribchester, […]
  • Search – Rivington - Incident 013/2024 On Sunday evening, the 28th April 2024 we were requested by our neighbour Bolton Mountain Rescue to assist with an ongoing search for a 9 year old male in the Rivington Pike area. Thankfully, the young man was found and reunited with his family. Other agencies involved were Lancashire Fire & Rescue, Mountain […]
  • Spot Pick Up – Potter’s Hill - Incident 012/2024 On Saturday 30th March, the rescue Team were contacted by the North West Ambulance Service to assist with a 57-year-old female who had fallen over in a field with a twisted ankle. Paramedics were already on scene and the rescue team were required to assist with the carry off using our mountain rescue […]
  • Spot Pick Up – Silverdale - Incident 011/2024 On Saturday 23rd March at 11.11 am, the rescue team were called by the North West Ambulance Service to assist with a 59-year-ol male who had fallen while out walking in the woods. With reports of a head injury and the area being described as having rough terrain, a full callout of the […]
  • Spot Pick Up, Bank of River Ribble - Incident 010/2024 On Sunday 17th March 2024, at just after 12 noon, we were requested by our neighbouring rescue team, Rossendale & Pendle to assist with a spot pick up at Salesbury, on the bank of the river Ribble. Both rescue teams attended to help and assist, with reports of a lady who had a […]
  • Search, Ridgeway Way Farm Area - Incident 009/2024 On Tuesday 5th March 2024, at 10.50 hrs the rescue team were requested by Lancashire Police to assist in the ongoing search for high risk missing from home 24-year-old male in the Fylde area. The rescue team deployed to the search, however once the team had started searching further intelligence was received that […]
  • Spot Pick, Beacon Fell - Incident 008/2024 On Sunday 3rd March 2024 at 12.22 pm, the rescue team received a request from the North West Ambulance Service to assist with a 42-year-old male who had fallen while out walking on Beacon Fell. It was understood that the casualty had a compound fracture of the ankle and the rescue team were […]
  • Spot Pick Up, Gisburn Forest - Incident 007/2024 The rescue Team were requested by the North West Ambulance Service to attend to a 15-year-old male who had taken a fall on his mountain bike on the Gisburn Forest trails. Fortunately as we were responding, we had the message that the young male had managed to self-recover to Stephen Park where an […]
  • Spot Pick Up, Fishwick - Incident 006/2024 Our assistance was requested again on Sunday evening 18th February 2024 to a motorcyclist who had suffered a high impact fall near Fishwick. The casualty was assessed and given pain relief and transferred onto one of our Vacuum Mattresses to immobilise and protect his spine. Team members then stretchered the young man to […]
  • 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 […]