Saturday saw an earlier than normal wake up for many team members with a standby notification for potential search at 06:50, shortly followed by the call out.
Team members made their way towards Knowl Hill, Scout Moor where the casualty had got themselves disorientated and lost in heavy cloud. Once arriving on scene the weather had lifted slightly and the sun was starting to come through, but it was good to see the casualty had listened well and indeed stayed put to await the arrival of the team rather than trying to then make their own way off the moors. They (along with two small 4 legged friends) we given transport back to their vehicle and although embarrassed, were able to make their own way home.
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The second call out came Saturday afternoon at 15:15 with a call to assist NWAS with a mountain biker in Lee Mill Quarry. Upon arrival of the team vehicle to the casualties location, the ambulance had made its way up into the quarry too, and had the casualty on board. Subsequently the team stood down back to the RV before heading back to base for another clean of the vehicle.
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.