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

7. Sunday 19th January. Search. 17:17 Hrs. Clougha, Bowland. An almost identical incident to Incident 5 below from almost exactly one week ago. This time Lancashire Police contacting the Team to assist with another family of hill walkers, three adults & two children, aged seven & nine. They had also become benighted in the area of Clougha Pike on the north Bowland moors. First Team members on scene moving towards Clougha Pike from Rigg Lane with Team Leader liaising with Police Officers at the car park. Team successfully used the SARLoc facility to locate the party on our mapping systems. Team members were then able to quickly locate them, give them additional clothing as they were getting cold and escort them down from the hill. Eighteen Team members available for this incident with two of our Landrover ambulances. We also deployed our Incident Control vehicle should the search become protracted but this returned to base early on when the location of the missing party become known. (8 Rescue Person Hours)

Time for a gentle reminder. Please consider taking extra clothing, hat, gloves & food. Whistle and survival shelter also useful. Map and compass and know how to use them essential. It gets darker earlier at this time of year so allow for that and a torch should you be delayed. Stay safe everyone.

6. Saturday 18th January. Spot Pick-up. 13:46 Hrs. Lancaster. North West Ambulance Service requesting assistance with a 73-year-old female who had fallen and sustained a head injury. Difficult to access to casualty location. However, the Team stood down responding with fourteen Team members mobile direct to the incident location or to our vehicle bases. The Ambulance crew had been able to access the casualty and the Team was no longer required. (8 Rescue Person Hours)

5. Sunday 12th January. Search. 17:57 Hrs. Clougha, Bowland. Lancashire Police contacting the Team to assist with a party of six hill walkers, three adults & three children, benighted in the area of Clougha Pike on the north Bowland moors. Missing group moving over very uneven ground, not sure which direction to travel but in good spirits and thankfully, no injuries reported. The Team successfully used the SARCALL PhoneFind facility to locate the party on our mapping systems. Team members were then able to quickly locate them and escort them down from the hill to Rigg Lane car park none the worse for the experience. Twenty seven Team members available for this incident. (48.5 Rescue Person Hours)

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