Yesterday evening around 17:30, the team was called to assist Lancashire Police with a group who were lost with young children in the heavy cloud and rain on Pendle Hill. The team was mobilised, and having confirmed their location using Sarloc Rescue, the team approached from 3 different directions to ensure they would be located as quickly as possible.
Once with the group, it was clear they were cold but otherwise okay; some extra layers of clothing and torches were provided to them, before being walked off the hill with team members.
The team returned to base and wiped down the vehicles, heading home shortly after 11 pm!
Please remember the weather can change quickly this time of year, make sure you are prepared for changes in weather and take a torch even if not planning to be out after dark. For further advice see: www.rpmrt.org.uk/advice
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.
You can help with the work we do and support the team by texting ‘RPMRT’ to 70085 to donate £3 today.