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 and a very high pain score, we requested the services of the Air Ambulance.

Once our casualty was made safe and with the Air Ambulance arriving, we then transported her the short distance on our mountain rescue Bell stretcher to the helicopter and then flown into the hospital so treatment could continue.

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

15 volunteers of Bowland Pennine Mountain Rescue Team were involved in this rescue which took almost 4 hours to complete.