Last night the team responded to assist NWAS. The casualty had slipped and fallen whilst out dog walking sustaining a lower leg fracture. The ambulance crew requested assistance from the team to extract the patient from a tricky location on a hillside along a narrow and muddy path. 3 vehicles together with team members attended. Initial treatment was given by NWAS and the casualty was warmed in our casualty bag (a big warm and fluffy sleeping bag) before being carried down to the awaiting ambulance.
The Rossendale & Pendle Mountain Rescue Team is a fully voluntary organisation which responds to those in need in our local community. The Team is on-call 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and relies entirely on donations from members of the public to carry out this essential life-saving rescue service.