This afternoon (4/10/2020) at around 16:45, the team was called out by North West Ambulance Service to assist with a casualty who sustained a lower leg injury near Horncliffe Quarry, Rawtenstall.
Team members arrived on the scene, very shortly followed by the NWAS crew. The casualty was provided pain relief whilst access was made through a locked gate and both the team vehicle along with the ambulance were able to make their way to the casualties location.
The casualty was assisted onto the stretcher and into the ambulance for transport onto the hospital.
After a short debrief, just as members were on their way home, the team was altered to a second call out.
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Just after 18:30, the team was this time called was to assist an ambulance crew who were dealing with a casualty in their 20s who had fallen from a quad bike in Rochdale.
However, as the first team member arrived on scene it transpired the crew had been able to get the casualty back to the ambulance without further assistance, so remaining team members were stood down en-route.
As always, we wish all casualties a speedy recovery.
The Rossendale & Pendle Mountain Rescue Team is a fully voluntary organisation and we respond 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.