Incident #054/2021 - Spot Pick Up, Ouster Rake


On Monday afternoon on the 20th September 2021 at approximately 1pm, we received an alert from Lancashire Police that a walker had fallen badly and had tumbled/fell 100 feet. We quickly alerted the Team members of the rescue Team and had team members on scene very quickly, who then assessed and carried out immediate first aid and casualty care. With the casualty having serious injuries due to the fall, the North West Air Ambulance was mobilized to provide expert medical treatment. However, on landing and assessing the situation, due to the terrain and serious injuries' we requested the services of the Coast Guard who could winch the casualty from the very steep ground. Once the Air Ambulance had finished and completed their assessments and treatment, the Coast Guard S92 helicopter arrived and winched the casualty into their aircraft, they then transferred the casualty into the trauma center at Royal Preston Hospital.

Post incident, we have received the news that the casualty is recovering, although his damaged lung and ribs may take some time to heal. We wish the casualty a speedy recovery and hopefully back out walking in the Trough of Bowland very soon.

054/2021 Ouster Rake Track, nr Brennand Farm, Dunsop Bridge

20th  September 2021
Duration 5 hours 5 minutes
In attendance:
2 Helimed
HMCG Helicopter
Lancashire Police

Additional Info

  • Date: Monday, 20 September 2021
  • Location: Ouster Rake, Dunsop Bridge
  • Grid Reference: SD6438053197
  • Volunteer Hours: 45
  • Members In Attendance: 14
Registered Charity Number 511072  A full member of Mountain Rescue England and Wales
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