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

15. Sunday 5th May. Spot Pick-Up. 17:04 Hrs. Gisburn Forest, Bowland. Our second visit to Gisburn Forest of the May Bank Holiday weekend. This time to the "Leap of Faith". The North West Ambulance Service requested assistance with a 17-year-old male mountain biker. Reported as fallen from his bike with facial, back and spinal injuries. The North West Air Ambulance was also called to this incident and NWAS paramedics were with the casualty when the Team arrived. As the incident was very close to the forest track it was only a short carry to the Land Ambulance. Three of our Landrover Ambulances deploying on this incident with sixteen Team members. (44 Rescue Person Hours).

14. Saturday 4th May. Spot Pick-Up. 11:49 Hrs. Gisburn Forest, Bowland. Request from the North West Ambulance Service to assist with a 58-year-old female mountain biker. Reported as fallen from bike with leg / ankle injuries. This incident located on "Swoopy". As the Team was on a fund raising street collection event in Chorley one Land Rover Ambulance was deployed within two minutes of this call out. Ankle injury was treated and the casualty was carried some 300m to the waiting Land Ambulance for the onward journey to the Royal Blackburn Hospital. The North West Air Ambulance also in attendance but not used to transport the casualty. Three of our Landrover Ambulances deploying to this incident with thirteen Team members. (48 Rescue Person Hours).

13. Monday 22nd April. Spot Pick-Up. 18:05 Hrs. Crook o’Lune, near Lancaster. Team requested by the North West Ambulance Service to assist with a 27-year-old female who had jumped into the River Lune near the weir about 1 Km upstream from the picnic site at the Crook o’Lune. Reported with back injuries. Casualty had been attempting to save her dog which had been dragged towards the weir. First Team members on scene were able to assist the North West Ambulance Service Paramedics with treatment of the casualty who was kept warm using a "blizzard blanket". We were able to access the river bank and drive across fields to the casualty. Due to the possible back injuries the casualty was immobilised using a full body vacuum splint, placed on a Bell Mountain Rescue stretcher, carried the short distance to the waiting vehicle and transported to the waiting Land Ambulance at the picnic site. Eighteen Team members responding to this rescue. The dog got itself out of the river and was safe. (43.5 Rescue Person Hours)

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