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Call Outs, Incidents & Other Events.
Incidents are reported to Mountain Rescue - England & Wales
21. 16th May. Spot
Pick-up. 16:00 Hrs. Nicky Nook, Scorton near Garstang.
The North West Ambulance Service reported a 28-year-old
female with an ankle injury on Nick Nook near Grizedale Reservoir . Team treated
the casualty and carried her, up hill, on a Bell Mountain Rescue stretcher to a
waiting North West Air Ambulance near the summit of Nicky Nook for the onward
journey to the Royal Preston Hospital. 3 Team 4 x 4 Landrovers deployed with 23
Team members involved, some leaving the MR England & Wales AGM at Lancashire
Police HQ, Hutton to attend this incident. (36 Rescue Person Hours)
S11. 10th May.
Standby Search. 20:29 Hrs. Glasson Dock.
Team Incident Controllers contacted by Lancashire Police requesting use of a
Drowned Victim Search Dog at Glasson Dock. Our Team Leader liaised with the dog
handler, who is a member of Bolton MRT, but in the end, no MR assets deployed.
Sadly, we understand a body was located in Morecambe Bay. Our thoughts extended
to the missing persons family at this sad time.
20. 9th May. Spot Pick-up. 15:05 Hrs. Gisburn Forest, Bowland.
The North West Ambulance Service requested assistance with a mountain
biker, male aged 32, fallen with head injury, in Gisburn Forest. Team members
undertaking a street collection in Chorley were able to immediately deploy in
one of our 4 x 4 Landrover Ambulances. Other Team members at our Garstang
Training Base, undertaking the MREW Casualty Care Course, were also able to
respond immediately in two Landrovers. A fourth Landrover deploying from our
Smelt Mill Headquarters in the Trough of Bowland. However, on arrival the
casualty had walked to the Land Ambulance and was safe. 16 Team members involved
in this incident. (16 Rescue Person Hours)
S10. 8th May. Standby Search. 13:46 Hrs. Hesketh Bank, West
Team Incident Controllers paged by Lancashire Police. They were in the
early stages of a search for a missing vulnerable male in the Hesketh Bank area.
However, after consulting with the Police Officer in charge of the search it was
decided that at this stage there was not enough information to mount a search.
Team remained on standby should more intelligence become available but we were
19. 8th May. Spot Pick-up / Search. 11:43 Hrs. Healey Nab near
Team requested by the North West Ambulance Service to undertake an
urgent search to locate a vulnerable 14-year-old female thought to be in the
woods on Healey Nab and giving cause for concern as to her safety. First Team
members on scene, with local Police Officers who had also responded, immediately
commenced a search of the area. Thankfully on the first sweep of the area the
young person was located, safe, in the main quarry area of Healey Nab. After
being checked over by paramedics, she was able to walk off the Nab. The
paramedics and the casualty were then transported in a Team vehicle back to the
land ambulance on the Chorley side of the Nab. 12 Team members with two of our
Landrover Ambulances involved in this incident. Other Team members on standby
should it have been necessary to undertake a more protracted search. (12 Rescue
Langden Castle in the heart of our area.