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

26. Tuesday 9th July. Spot Pick-Up. 11:04 Hrs. Fleetwood. Team contacted by the North West Ambulance Service to assist the North West Air Ambulance. The Air Ambulance had been sent to the Fleetwood Marshes Nature Reserve where a 59-year-old female had been reported with a possible broken leg because of a dog running into her. However, the weather had closed in and the helicopter was unable to lift. Team treated the casualty and carried her to a waiting Land Ambulance. A Coastguard SAR Team also assisting with the stretcher carry. Eleven Team members involved in the incident with two of our Land Rover Ambulances. (44 Rescue Person Hours).

25. Monday 8th July. Spot Pick-Up. 15:07 Hrs. Longridge Fell. Team requested by the North West Ambulance Service to assist a 60-year-old who had fallen and was unable to weight bare on Longridge Fell. The casualty was duly located, treated and recovered from the fell in one of our Land Rover Ambulances. Fourteen Team members responding to this incident. (50 Rescue Person Hours).

24. Sunday 7th July. Spot Pick-Up. 16:51 Hrs. Parlick Pike, Bowland. Whilst still responding to Incident 23 below the Team received a further request from the North West Ambulance Service. This time for assistance extracting a casualty from Parlick Pike. Casualty located in the steep gully to the west of the summit above Blindhurst. A 67-year-old female had fallen, sustaining an ankle injury and was unable to walk. Ambulance crew were on scene with patient but unable to move her. After ensuring enough personnel were attending Incident 23 Team Incident Controllers immediately diverted one Land Rover and Team members to Parlick. A further request for additional Team members to attend was also sent out. The Team also requested an Air Ambulance and this was arranged via the NWAS Control Centre. The woman was treated for her injuries and packaged onto a Bell stretcher then carried to the waiting Air Ambulance for the onward journey to the Royal Preston Hospital. Nineteen Team members involved in the incident with two of our Land Rover Ambulances. (65 Rescue Person Hours).

23. Sunday 7th July. Spot Pick-Up. 16:14 Hrs. Preston. Team called by the North West Ambulance Service to assist a 33-year-old male, who had fallen from a motor cross bike and sustained an open fracture to his leg in the Docks area of Preston. Team evacuated the gentleman on a Bell Stretcher and handed him over to the land ambulance crew. Eleven Team members attending this incident. At the conclusion of this Incident personnel and a vehicle moved to assist with Incident 24. (14 Rescue Person Hours).

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