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

29. Sunday 7th June. Spot Pick-Up. 15:47 Hrs. Gisburn Forest, Bowland. A further incident in Gisburn Forest and our third of the day. Team requested to assist the North West Ambulance Service with a female walker, aged 46, with a possible broken ankle who had fallen in a ditch. Team Land Rover and eight Team members attending Incident 28 diverted to this incident. The casualty was treated for her injuries and placed on a Bell mountain rescue stretcher then extracted, uphill, over difficult terrain to the waiting land ambulance at The Hub. Team members from Incident 28 assisting with the later part of the carry off. Team following social distancing protocols and wearing PPE due to the Covid-19 emergency. (44 Rescue Person Hours)

28. Sunday 7th June. Spot Pick-Up. 14:59 Hrs. Gisburn Forest, Bowland. Team requested to assist the North West Ambulance Service with a female mountain biker, aged 56, who had fallen with shoulder and back injuries. Incident in the area of “Big Foot Slab” at Whelp Stone Crag. The casualty was evacuated on a mountain rescue stretcher, uphill, to the waiting North West Air Ambulance. Seven Team members attending this incident, with others diverted to Incident 29 above. Team members wearing PPE due to the Covid-19 emergency during this incident. (16.5 Rescue Person Hours)

27. Sunday 7th June. Animal Rescue. 10:59 Hrs. Anglezarke near Chorley. Lancashire Police contacted the Team with a report of dog fallen onto a ledge at Lester Mill Quarry. Team stood down on arrival at scene when it was determined that the dog had been rescued by climbers and was safe. Six Team members involved. (4.5 Rescue Person Hours)

Wednesday 3rd June. Standby. 00:48 Hrs. Grain Road, East Lancashire. An early morning call from Lancashire Police to assist Lancashire Fire & Rescue Service with a large grass fire on the Grain Road, Haslingden. Incident passed to Rossendale & Pendle MRT as their operational area.


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