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Latest Call Outs, Incidents & Other Events. Numbered Incidents are reported to Mountain Rescue - England & Wales

19. Sunday 12th June. Spot Pick-Up. Other MRT Assist. 01:35 Hrs. Haigh Hall, Wigan. Due to Bolton MRT having a Celebration Dinner and with limited availability the Team was providing backup / cover for their area. Bolton MRT requested assistance with a 24-year-old female reported by NWAS as fallen in a ditch at Haigh Hall near Wigan. Team stood down on arrival as the casualty was not in such a difficult location as first describe and the Bolton Team members attending had been able to deal with the incident. (9 Rescue Person Hours)

18. Saturday 11th June. Spot Pick-Up. 14:10 Hrs. Caton Fell near Lancaster. The Team was providing safety cover for the annual Windmill Fell race on Caton Fell. A competitor presented at our checkpoint on the hill who was very cold, exhausted and suffering hypothermia. He was quickly placed in a casualty bag and warmed up in one of our 4 x 4 Landrover ambulances. He was then brought off the fell in the vehicle. (4 Rescue Person Hours)

17. Tuesday 7th June, Search. 01:55 Hrs. Healey Nab near Chorley. Team again paged in the early hours. Urgent search for a vulnerable 22-year-old male. Missing since approx. 22:00 hrs previous day with car discovered located on the west side of Healy Nab. Attempts made to SARLOC the missing person and SARDA search dogs also requested to assist. First Team members arriving on scene immediately tasked to high priority areas including two large ponds/lodges and the nearby Leeds-Liverpool Canal. We were then joined by members of Bolton MRT and the Teams moved to search the wooded area on Healy Nab. Another search party was tasked with the area between Healy Nab and the missing persons vehicle. At approx. 05:25 Hrs the good news came that the missing person had been located in the search area and was safe. The following MR resources attending the search: 17 Bowland Pennine MRT members with Control vehicle and two 4 x 4 Landrovers, 7 Bolton MRT members with two 4 x 4 Landrovers and a search dog & handler from the Cave Rescue Organisation. The trailing dog unit from Bolton MRT was also scheduled to attend at 08:00 Hrs. Other resources included the National Police Air Support Unit, a Police dog and Police officers. (84 Rescue Person Hours)

16. Wednesday 1st June. Search. 15:24 Hrs. Cuerden Valley Country Park near Leyland. Team requested by Lancashire Constabulary to assist in the search for a vulnerable 28-year-old male. Missing since approx. 08:00 Hrs early in the day and giving cause for concern as to his safety. Believed to be in the Cuerden Valley area with a possible sighting. Search of woods, pond area, fields and farmland required. As the Team arrived with initial deployments and tasks being planned we were put on "hold". A report that the missing person had been located in Somerset had been received. This was eventually confirmed and the Team was able to move to Angelzarke Quarry for a planned crag training exercise. Following Team assets responding: 35 Team members with 3 x Landrover Ambulances, Minibus & Control vehicle plus mountain bike trailer. Other MR resources included the Trailing Dog Unit from Bolton MRT who stood down on route. Other assets included Lancashire Fire & Rescue Service personnel, Greater Manchester Fire & Rescue Service Air Support Unit with their drone plus police officers and PCSO’s. (70+ Rescue Person Hours)


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