Incident 035/2023

Tuesday 15th August 2023 the rescue team, at 10.10 hrs were requested by the North West Ambulance Service to attend to a 65-year-old female who had fallen as a result of a large sized dog bumping into her. Injuries were described as painful and unable to move or weight bare.

The team were quickly on scene and made an assessment that there was a painful lower leg and a wrist injury.

The team utilised our vacuum splints and then moved our casualty to a nearby road head on our mountain rescue Bell stretcher, we then transfer her over to the Ambulance Paramedics.

11 volunteers of Bowland Pennine Mountain Rescue Team were involved in this incident which took nearly 3 hours to complete.

We wish our casualty a speedy recovery and hopefully she will be out and about walking very soon – All the very best.