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Call Outs, Incidents & Other Events.
Incidents are reported to Mountain Rescue - England & Wales
S14. 2nd November.
Spot Pick-Up. 17:31 Hrs. Silverdale near Carnforth.
Team contacted by the North West Ambulance Service with a
report of a 61-year-old female fallen in woods at Silverdale. However, as the
Team was mobilising a message was received that the casualty had been able to
walk to the Land Ambulance assisted by NWAS paramedics and the Team stood down.
S13. 28th October.
Standby Search. 18:28 Hrs. Rivington Area, West Lancashire.
Team contacted by Lancashire Police. They had received a phone call from a
17-year-old female and an 18-year-old male, lost in the West Pennine Moors area.
They had gone for a walk but had not taken a torch with them and had become lost
as darkness descended. Could the Team assist with SARLOC? This is a smart phone
location technology available to MR Teams. A SMS text message was sent to the
missing persons mobile and a few seconds later their location popped up on our
mapping systems. They were actually in the Rivington area and the incident was
handed over to Bolton MRT as this is their operational area.
Bolton MRT incident 81/2015
41. 25th October. Spot
Pick-Up. 16:33 Hrs. White Coppice, Anglezarke, West Pennine Moors.
Team contacted by the North West Ambulance Service with a report of a
68-year-old female tripped and fallen with a shoulder injury on the moors above
White Coppice. Paramedics from NWAS also in attendance. The lady was treated for
the pain in her shoulder and was evacuated from the moors on a stretcher to the
waiting land ambulance at White Coppice. 15 Team members with three of our Land
Rover Ambulances involved in this incident. (22.5 Rescue Person Hours)
40. 27th September. Spot
Pick-up. 14:57 Hrs. Gisburn Forest, Bowland. Towards the end of the 3
Peaks Cyclo Cross the Team became aware of a mountain biker, fallen with
shoulder injuries in Gisburn Forest. The Cave Rescue Organisation was also
called to this incident. With most of the Team in Horton-in-Ribblesdale and only
three riders still on the hill, a decision was made to send one of our
Landrovers to Gisburn. However, we were stood down on arrival, as the casualty
had been able to walk to the North West Air Ambulance, Helimed 08. Whilst
driving out of the forest first aid was administered to another mountain biker
who had sustained minor head injuries. (6 Rescue Person Hours)
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