Incident 024/2024

On Sunday 23rd June 2024, at 15.45hrs the rescue Team were requested by the North West Ambulance Service to assist with a 72-year-old female who had a medical condition and was unable to move. She was part of a 10 person group walking along the River Lune just outside of Whittington.

The ambulance service were on scene and our Team were requested to carry out the evacuation which was to be over several fields, fences and rough terrain.

Once on scene, our Team assessed the situation and assisted the ambulance crew, we used our Mountain Rescue Bell stretcher to move her a short distance to one of our 4×4 off road vehicles, where we then transported our casualty to the road where the land ambulance was waiting and then transferred her over for further medical treatment and assessment.

13 volunteers of Bowland Pennine Mountain Rescue were involved in this incident which took us nearly 4 hours to complete.

We wish our casualty a very speedy recovery and we hope she is out and about walking soon.