At 12.30 pm on Sunday 18th September the rescue team were requested by the North West Ambulance Service to assist with an ongoing incident in Grize Dale, just off the walking area of Nicky Nook, near Garstang.
On arrival, team members quickly assisted the Air Ambulance crew in casualty care and stretchered the injured 33-year-old female who had been hit by a horse to our mountain rescue vehicle where we then transported her to the awaiting Air Ambulance.
The injuries included a severe distortion of the left ankle and a potential Tib/Fib break.
Once the mountain rescue vehicle had arrived at the Air Ambulance helicopter, we transferred the injured casualty from our vehicle and loaded her into the back of the helicopter. Once we had cordoned the area off the helicopter then lifted and went to the trauma unit at Preston Royal Hospital.
The rescue team then stood down; we had 13 volunteer team members involved in what had taken over 3 hours to complete this incident.
As always, we wish our casualty a very speedy recovery.