Yesterday evening (7/12/20) at around 18:00 the team were contacted by North West Ambulance Service to an ongoing multi-agency incident in Waterfoot, where a casualty had fallen down an embankment and into the river and there was uncertainty whether they may have been swept downstream.
As the team deployed assets towards the location, including members of our swift water rescue team, we received the news that the Fire Service had been able to extract the casualty to safety and the team were stood down.
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.