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

10. Tuesday 12th March. RTC. 13:45 Hrs. Slaidburn, Bowland. A Team member, returning from an exercise with Mountain Rescue Search Dogs England in Gisburn Forest, assisted the crew of the North West Air Ambulance at a Road Traffic Collision near Slaidburn involving a 24-year-old male. Team member helped with the treatment of the Casualty and packaged onto the aircraft. This allowed a Land Ambulance to be stood down on route and be deployed elsewhere. (1 Rescue Person Hour)

S4. Saturday 16th March. Standby – Water Incident. 15:31Hrs. Calder Valley Area. A regional request was made by Calder Valley Search & Rescue Team for support in their area with flooding. Assets declared by Bolton MRT, Rossendale & Pendle MRT, Holme Valley MRT and ourselves. One Swift Water Rescue Team made available with two of our vehicles. Teams stood down at 18:36 hrs as not required when we were informed by Calder Valley SRT that water levels were receding. Thirteen Team members available. (40 Rescue Person Hours)

9. Tuesday 12th March. Spot Pick-Up. 20:09 Hrs. White Coppice near Chorley. Team requested by the North West Ambulance Service to assist with a female fell runner fallen on the West Pennine Moors above White Coppice. Call initially sent to Bolton MRT. Incident reported as "one mile up track". However, first Team members located the casualty only a few hundred meters up the track towards Great Hill. Casualty treated for lower leg, femur and hip injuries then evacuated off the hill to the waiting land ambulance and the onward journey to the Royal Preston Hospital. Twenty-Four Team members involved with support from three members of Bolton MRT. (81 Rescue Person Hours)

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