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Call Outs, Incidents & Other Events.
Incidents are reported to Mountain Rescue - England & Wales
6. Saturday 30th
Spot Pick-Up. 13:17 Hrs. Gisburn Forest, Bowland.
Team paged by the North West Ambulance Service. A mountain biker had fallen and
sustained an ankle/lower leg injury in the area of Hully Gully. No Helimed
available due to the weather conditions. The Team member who was acting as
"casualty" for the Annual Exercise (see above) was immediately requested to
attend arriving at the scene within ten minutes. A further fifteen Team members
in three of our 4 x 4 land rovers were diverted from the annual exercise. The
casualty was treated by the Team and his leg splinted. He was then carried about
500m to a Team Land Rover and transported to the waiting Land Ambulance at
Tosside. (16 Rescue person Hours)
S2. Saturday 23rd January. Standby Search.
01:09 Hrs. The Beacon, Skelmersdale. Team Controllers contacted in the
early hours with a request to assist in the search for a missing vulnerable male
at Ashurst’s Beacon County Park, Skelmersdale. Due to the circumstances of the
search, it was decided not to deploy immediately and the situation would be
reviewed at first light. However, the missing person was located, safe, during
the night and the Team was not required. Two Team members liaising with the
Police Search Managers for this incident.
5. Sunday 17th January. Spot Pick-Up. 01:09 Hrs. Silverdale near Carnforth, North Lancashire.
Team paged in the early hours to assist a 17-year-old male with a severe head
injury in Silverdale. Apparently, the young person had been out sledging in the
freshly fallen snow and had fallen off sustaining the head injury (yes, this is
1 am!). North West Ambulance Service paramedics had reached the casualty but
were requesting the Teams assistance to evacuate over the icy and frozen ground.
Casualty was stretchered by the Team back to a waiting Land Ambulance. Nine Team
members involved in this incident (18 Rescue Person Hours)
4. Tuesday 12th
January. Search. 15:50 Hrs. Newton-in-Bowland. Lancashire Police had
received a request for help from a female out walking her dog in the Newton-in-Bowland
area. This was her first time out walking in Bowland and had become
disorientated. The descending darkness was also giving cause for concern. On
arrival at the RV in Newton, we were informed that contact had been made with
the missing woman by local Police officers but she was on the opposite side of
the River Hodder. She was then quickly located and escorted to the road a little
cold & wet but unaffected by her ordeal. Seventeen Team members with two 4 x 4
Landrover ambulances initially responding to this incident. (34 Rescue Person
3. Monday 11th
January. Search. 09:00 Hrs Avenham Area & River Ribble, Preston. At
09:00 Hrs in a pre-arranged plan the Team commenced searches of Avenham & Miller
Parks, the banks of the River Ribble and areas of disused railway lines and
embankments to the south of Preston as part of the going search for a missing
vulnerable female. Twenty-two Team members attending. Just after 12:00 Hrs the
Team stood down with all identified tasks completed. Just after the stand down,
we were informed that the missing person has been located, safe but needing
hospital treatment, a short distance away in a local hotel. (70 Rescue Person
Hours) Sunday 10th January. 20:25 Hrs. Request for
assistance. Lancashire Police requested assistance in the ongoing search for a
missing vulnerable female in the Avenham area of Preston. Request was to
undertake the search the following day.
Langden Castle in the heart of our area.