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Latest Call Outs, Incidents & Other Events. Numbered 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 Person Hours)

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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