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Call Outs, Incidents & Other Events.
Incidents are reported to Mountain Rescue - England & Wales
13. Wednesday 4th
March. Spot Pick-Up. 16:59 Hrs. White Coppice, Anglezarke.
Team requested to assist the North West Ambulance Service with a gentleman who
had dislocated one of his two false hips. Casualty in some pain, obviously. NWAS
paramedic crew had been able to reach the man but requesting Team to extract
back to the Cricket Ground at White Coppice some 500m away. Casualty given pain
relieving drugs and gas before being placed in a fully body vacuum mattress,
into a casualty bag and onto a mountain rescue stretcher. Slower than usual
carry back to the ambulance, due to the casualties pain, for the onward journey
to the Royal Preston Hospital. Twenty-two Team members involved. (46 Rescue
12. Friday 28th
February. Spot Pick-Up. 08:58 Hrs. Cross of Greet, Bowland. Lancashire
Police received a report of a couple stranded in their car in snow and ice on
the Lythe Fell Road at the Cross of Greet. They had been there overnight but
were well equipped for camping so had bedded down. However, come the morning the
road had remained impassable and they had requested assistance. The Team
deployed two Land Rovers to assist. On route we were informed that a second
vehicle had also become stuck and this was followed soon after by a third
vehicle. Team quickly recovered the vehicles and four persons. Two from the
original vehicle and one each from the other vehicles. They were then able to
carry on with their journeys. Eleven Team members responding to this incident.
(55 Rescue Person Hours)
11. Sunday 23rd
February. Spot Pick-Up. 11:57 Hrs. Knot Hill, Leagram, Chipping. Team
requested by the North West Ambulance Service to assist with a 65-year-old
female who had slipped down a grassy bank and sustained a lower leg injury.
Incident in the area of Knott Hill. Team was able to access close to the
casualty with our vehicles. The casualty was treated with pain relief gasses and
the leg splinted. She was then transported down the farm track in one of our
vehicles to the road head and transferred to a Land Ambulance for the onward
journey to the Royal Preston Hospital. Nineteen Team members involved in this
incident with two of our Land Rover ambulances. (58 Rescue Person Hours)
10. Saturday 22nd
February. Spot Pick-Up. 16:44 Hrs. Gisburn Forest, Bowland. Request from the
North West Ambulance Service to assist a male, fallen from his mountain bike,
possibly with a broken collarbone. Incident in the area of the Whelp Stone Crag.
The Team stood down responding when it was determined that the casualty had made
his way to safety and was making his own way to hospital with friends. Thirteen
team members involved with all three of our front line Land Rover ambulances.
(25 Rescue Person hours)
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