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

41. Thursday 19th September, Local Incident. Smelt Mill Cottages, Dunsop Bridge. Whilst attending a residential course at our Smelt Mill Headquarters in the Trough of Bowland a male student, aged 20, suffered an Asthma Attack. This was treated by a Team member using a Salbutamol Nebuliser. (1 Rescue Person Hour)

40. Monday 16th September. Spot Pick-Up. 13:38 Hrs. Broughton, Preston. The North West Ambulance Service requested assistance with a 26-year-old male reported as "fitting" in fields off Durton Lane at Broughton. However, the Team was soon stood down with twelve persons attending direct or going for vehicles at our Garstang & Penwortham bases. The Ambulance Service had been able to deal with the incident. (4.5 Rescue Person Hours)

Sunday 15th September. Fell Safety Cover. 57th Three Peaks Cyclo Cross, Yorkshire Dales. The Team once again provided Fell Safety Cover for the Three Peaks Cyclo Cross. Three hill incidents relating to participants in the event. Each year we also deal with a number of participants who require First Aid at the roadside checkpoints and the finish. See the list below, which gives a flavour of the main injuries dealt with:

i) Male, age 45, consciousness assessment
ii) Male, age 42, grazed knee
iii) Male, age 24, knee cuts
iv) Male, age 36, ankle sprain & gravel rash to knee
v) Male, age 70, elbow cut and cuts to arms
vi) Female, aged 40, hand & knee cuts, neck pain
vii) Female, age 19, elbow cut
viii) Male, aged 45, shoulder injury, knee injury, nausea, ? shocked
ix) Male, aged 39, knee cut
x) Male, aged 50, arm cut, hand graze
xi) Female, aged 45, knee injury
xii) Female, aged 40, forehead, neck pain, small finger injury
xiii) Male, aged 52, shoulder soft tissue injury
xiv) male, aged 35, cut knee

plus lots of minor cuts and wounds cleaned and plasters issued.

39. Sunday 15th September. Spot Pick-Up. 12:00 Hrs. Whernside, North Yorkshire. Male, aged 26, treated for a dislocated shoulder and knee injury. On arrival at Ribblehead advised to attend hospital.

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