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
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)
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
2. Friday 3rd January. Spot Pick-Up. 12:13
Hrs. River Douglas, Parbold. The North West Ambulance Service requested help
with a male, aged 63, who had fallen through a wooden fishing platform and
broken his lower leg. First Team members on scene carried the casualty, using a
long board from the land ambulance, the short distance across boggy fields to
the road head. He was then transferred by land ambulance to the Southport &
Formby District General hospital for further treatment. Thirteen Team members
involved with this incident. (27 Rescue Person Hours)
1. Thursday 2nd January. Spot Pick-Up.
12:52 Hrs. Nicky Nook near Garstang. Request received, via Lancashire Police
to assist a female, aged 80, who had tripped and fallen injuring her head.
Location of the incident on the steep descent from the summit of Nicky Nook to
Grizedale Reservoir. Team treated the head injury and evacuated the casualty on
a Bell Mountain Rescue Stretcher to the waiting land ambulance for the onward
journey to Lancaster Royal Infirmary. Sixteen Team members attending with one of
our Landrover ambulances. (66 Rescue Person Hours)