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Call Outs, Incidents & Other Events.
Incidents are reported to Mountain Rescue - England & Wales
5. Sunday 12th December. Search. 17:57 Hrs.
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)
S1. Wednesday 8th January. Standby Search.
05:49 Hrs. Langho. Team Incident Controllers received a request from
Rossendale & Pendle MRT to assist with the search for a 17-year-old female in
the Langho area. As details were being taken and the full Team about to be
contacted the good news was received that the missing girl had been located,
safe. Bolton MRT and MRT Dog handlers also contacted to assist.
4. Monday 6th January. Search. 00:59 Hrs.
Parbold. Lancashire Constabulary requesting assistance with the developing
search for an 85-year-old female in the Parbold area. Potentially missing for up
to 48 hours with her car just located near the Leeds & Liverpool Canal at
Parbold. Search of the canal towpaths and surrounding fields requested. Team
stood down at 04:45 Hrs with all tasks completed but with the missing person
still outstanding. Lancashire Police deploying other resources later in the day.
Sadly, the body of the missing person was located by the Police Underwater Unit.
The Team extends our condolences to the missing person’s friends and family at
this sad time. Twelve Team members involved with others available later in the
day. (60.5 Rescue Parson Hours)
3. Saturday 4th January. Search. 14:04 Hrs.
Bleasdale Fells. Request from Lancashire Police to search for two walkers
lost in dense hill mist in the area of Holme House Fell, Bleasdale. No injuries
reported. Team members who live nearby requested to RV at Hazelhurst and to
search onto Holme House Fell. The rest of the Team collecting our Incident
Control and other vehicles should the search develop. The missing persons were
located by beaters from the local shoot, checked over by Team members and walked
off to Bleasdale none the worse for their experience. Team then transported them
back to their car at Chipping. Nineteen Team members involved. (56 Rescue Person
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