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

23. Sunday 24th July. Spot Pick-Up. 10:31 Hrs. Brindle near Chorley. Team contacted by the North West Ambulance Service to assist with a 57-year-old male. Reported as fallen with a fractured ankle in a wheat field near Brindle. Land Ambulance crew unable to access patient. Team requested to assist with access and egress. On arrival the Team stood down as the local farmer had extracted the casualty in his 4 x 4 vehicle. Fifteen Team members responding with two of our 4 x 4 Landrover Ambulances. (15 Rescue Person hours)

22. Tuesday 19th July. Spot Pick-up / Search. 12:32 Hrs. Longridge Fell. Report of a 70-year-old male, fallen with a head injury on Longridge fell. Exact location unknown but had set of walking from near Jeffrey Hill. Team members immediately responding to Jeffrey Hill. North West Air Ambulance attending from Barton aerodrome in Manchester. Request made to Lancashire Police to see if a helicopter could be made available from NPAS (National Police Air Service). Attempt made to SARLOC the missing person and his party. Team stood down at 12:56 Hrs when it was reported that a Land Ambulance crew that had also been sent had located the casualty and he was safe. Twelve Team members responding to this incident with one of our 4 x 4 Landrover Ambulances mobile when the stand down came. (12 Rescue Person Hours)

S10. Sunday 10th July. Standby Search. 11:17 Hrs Roby Mill, Skelmersdale. Request from Lancashire Constabulary to help with the developing search for a missing elderly female in Skelmersdale. Missing for just over an hour but her health giving case for concern. Initial request was for the Trailing Dog and handler (from Bolton MRT) to attend but they were not available. Initial plans made to mobilise the Team but at 12:16 Hrs we were informed by the Police that the missing person had been located, safe. (1 Rescue Person Hour)

S9. Friday 1st July. Standby Search.16:45 Hrs. Preston. Team Incident Controllers contacted by Lancashire Police to see if we could assist in a missing person search. They had an outstanding missing person, a vulnerable female, who had been missing some days possibly in the Avenham area of Preston. With very little information, it was decided not to undertake a search at this time.

Post Script: Unfortunately, we understand that the body of the missing person was recovered from the River Ribble some days later. Our thoughts are extended to the missing person’s family and friends at this time

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