This evening (Sat 14th March 2020) the team and our specialist equipment was again requested to assist the other statutory emergency services with the extraction of a casualty.
Only a small number of team members were required deployed. Whilst the vehicle was on its way to the scene when we were stood down and told that no further assistance was required.
You may think it must be frustrating getting called out and then stood down, however, we would much rather be called out to a casualty site and then stood down as this is much better for the other emergency services during incidents where every minute matters.
Again, the team are wishing the casualty all the best.
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.