The rescue team were requested by the North West Ambulance Service to attend in Gisburn Forest on Thursday 29th December 2022 for a 27 year old male who was descending the Hope Line in Gisburn Forest when he hit a wooden block and fell landing on his right side and immediately felt his right Patella ‘Pop out’!
On arrival in Gisburn Forest, initially we couldn’t locate him but fortunately we found him quickly at the Hub in Stephen Park, and in good spirits (He had been helped and assisted by others to Stephen Park).
After making a medical assessment and changing his wet clothes, our casualty was pretty stable, his pain score only got higher when he moved his knee.
Considering the high pain score and potential complication with the injury, the North West Air Ambulance was requested and we handed over the casualty once they arrived and landed.
All in all, a very smooth rescue and evacuation and we wish our casualty a speedy recovery.
13 volunteers of Bowland Pennine Mountain Rescue Team (BPMRT) were involved along with the crew of the North West Air Ambulance Charity, with the rescue taking 3 hours 35 minutes.