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.
Team members, once on scene with our casualty treated accordingly to her injuries, which also include a minor head injury. Due to the difficulty across undulating and steep ground, and in the best interest of our casualty to prevent further injury, the rescue team requested a Coast Guard helicopter to winch our casualty to safety.
The Coast Guard duly attended, assessed the situation and winched our casualty out of the difficult area and then landed nearby so a transfer could be carried out into a land ambulance – She was then taken into the trauma centre at Preston Royal Infirmary.
We wish our casualty a very speedy recovery and all the very best for the future.
31 volunteers of Bowland Pennine Mountain Rescue and a S92 helicopter from the Coast Guard attended, where the incident took almost 5 hours to complete.
This was our third incident today spread across a 10 hour period, not bad for a mountain rescue team that was celebrating its 43 year birthday.