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

32. 31st August. Search / Spot Pick-up. 14:17 Hrs. Totridge. Bowland. Team Controllers contacted by Lancashire Police. A report of an injured female with a possible broken arm, on Totridge Fell. Female accompanied by her husband. Exact location unclear but near the summit trig point. Team members spending the Bank Holiday weekend at our nearby Smelt Mill base immediately commenced the ascent of Totridge Fell whilst other Team members making for Dinkling Green Farm. Police helicopter arrived and located the casualty about 1300m west of the summit trig point. When Team members arrived on scene and it was decided to walk the casualty off the hill. However, a request was made for the North West Air Ambulance to attend and they lifted the casualty off the hill from near the summit of Totridge for the onward journey to the Royal Preston Hospital. Husband walked off the hill and transported to his vehicle by the Team. 19 Team members attending with four of our Team vehicles. (45+ Rescue Person Hours)
Post Script: Thanks to all at Dinckley Green Farm for allowing us to park vehicles all around the farmyard.

31. 30th August. Spot Pick-up. 15:51 Hrs. Cockerham near Lancaster. North West Air Ambulance requested the Team to assist with a carry of a female who had fallen at Cockerham. Requirement was to carry casualty from below the sea wall back to the helicopter a short distance away. First Team members on scene were able to do this with equipment from the helicopter and the incident was concluded within 40 minutes. 18 team members responding to this incident with many being stood down on route. (12 Rescue Person Hours)

30. 24th August. Search. 13:45 Hrs. Walmer Bridge / Longton Area near Preston. Team Leader was contacted by Lancashire Police to see if we could assist with the ongoing search for a vulnerable 65-year-old male. Missing since the previous day and giving cause for concern as to his safety. The Team carried out extensive searches of woodland, farmland, disused brickworks, nature reserves, ponds and coastline. However, the good news was received just after 18:00 Hrs that the gentleman had been located, safe, some miles away outside search areas at Farringdon Moss, Leyland. 15 Team members involved in the search with others stood down on route having finished work. (60+ Rescue Person Hours)


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