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

38. 27th August. Search. 13:41 Hrs. Chorley. Continuation of Incident S14. Police had received new information. An area of open farmland between Cowling and Healy Nab to the east of Chorley had been identified as a possible area the missing person may be. The missing person was located by the Team in fields to the east of the M61 motorway. He was in a poorly state and treated by the Team until he was stable enough to be carried on a mountain rescue stretcher to the waiting land ambulance. (50 Rescue Person Hours)

S14. 27th August. Standby Search. 01:05 Hrs. Chorley. Team Incident Controllers paged in the early hours to see if we could assist with a search for a vulnerable male in the Chorley area. Identified search areas were of an urban nature and it was decided we would not deploy at this stage.

S13. 26th August. Standby Search. 21:06 Hrs. Lancaster / Morecambe. Team requested to assist with the very urgent search for a 9-year-old girl missing from the Sports Centre at Salt Ayre, Lancaster. Female had been missing for some 45 minutes. A large police presence including helicopter and dogs. The initial plan was for our Team members based locally to attend immediately and commence a search of the grounds of the Sports Arena and Lancashire Coastal Way path towards Morecambe. However, the Team stood down when news received that the girl had been located, safe, by a member of the public on Morecambe Promenade.

37. 24th August. Spot Pick-Up. 15:56 Hrs. Charity Farm Caravan Site, Wrightington. Our Team Leader received a call direct from the Deputy Team Leader of Bolton MRT. They had received a call from the North West Ambulance Service of a female horse rider, fallen, with back injuries at Charity Farm near Wrightington in the south of Lancashire. As Bolton MRT were returning to their base from a display our Team Leader requested that that respond along with our Team. The casualty was placed on a long board and carried to the waiting ambulance by members of both Teams. (9 Rescue Person Hours)

36. 17th August. Spot Pick-Up. 17:40 Hrs. Trowbarrow Quarry near Carnforth. A male climber had fallen some 10m onto rocks at Trowbarrow Quarry. He had been on a route called Helden (E1, 5b) when he fell ripping out 3 points of protection. First Team members were quickly on-scene and liaised with Doctors from the Great North Air Ambulance (Pride of Cumbria) that had also been called. The casualty was treated for serious back injuries and stabilised in a full body vacuum splint. He was then placed on a mountain rescue stretcher and passed over large, unstable, boulders to the quarry floor. He was then carried the short distance to the waiting air ambulance for the onward journey to Lancaster Royal Infirmary. 19 Team members attending this incident with three of our 4 x 4 Landrover Ambulances. (30 Rescue Person Hours)

Post Script: Luckily, the climber only sustained very heavy bruising. He was able to leave hospital the following day and will soon be back on the crag.

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